Hi,I'm from northwestern Pennsylvania.I will be getting my bee's the 2nd week in May.I have a cousin that has a lot of bee and he's helping me get going.I used to help my uncle when I was younger paint hives bodies,extract honey,and work with the bees,and he told me he would set me up when I'm ready,well it's been some many years now and I finally,have my own home and a place to keep them.So just wanted to tell alittle about myself.
Welcome to the forum...Sounds like you've got both the benefit of some experience as well as some good support around you...that should put you well ahead of the curve of most newbie's.
Good luck to you and your bees!
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