On another note, (and hoping he doesn't see this, or he won't fit his head through a door way...lol) I would SERIOUSLY pay MONEY to work along with JP! Have you watched his You Tube videos? If not, you NEED to! Search You Tube for JP The Beeman...it will keep you busy, and learning, for DAYS if you watched them all! He's a master...You are SOOOO fortunate to have him right in your back yard!! Seriously, I would offer HIM payment to work with him for a few days in his yards! Take advantage of your location. And GO to Bud5! I would if it was a bit closer, trust me! JP and Shawee make quite the pair....
Enjoy your new addiction...errr, I mean adventure!! Have fun with your bees, they are a joy to have! How did you react to your initiation sting??? I am still scratching a couple from almost two weeks ago...
Somewhere early on during the process of scouring the internet for any bit of bee information I could find, I stumbled across one of JP's youtube videos and absolutely loved it, It was the removal from the duck box. I've watched quite a few but really need to find the time to watch more. Coincidently, I actually met Shawee at my local bee club meeting a couple of months ago. And I ended up buying my Nucs from Bailey...who, albeit unknown to me at the time, is good buddies with JP....small world!
Bailey has been awesome with his willingness to answer questions and lend advice, he's actually offered and I'm very interested in lending him a hand one day for the opportunity to gain some hands on experience.
He's also told me about Bud5, I've got the possibility of both some personal and work conflicts but I'm trying to work it out so that I can make it, looks like a great opportunity to learn, not to mention a lot of fun.
Recovered from my sting quite well....Actually had a decent amount of swelling for about 2 days, but really little to no itching.