Nice bee yard! I kept bees with my dad in Ashtabula for as long as I could remember. He kept them up to a year before he died. After that I slowly gravitated into it and now consult all over Africa and Asia as well as run 600 of my own down here in Southern Africa. Good luck, it is a great hobby, just make sure to get yours or someone elses kids involved as the beekeeper is getting old in the US and pollination services will be big bucks in a few years like down here in South Africa.