Just thought I would reintroduce myself since I haven't been around in quite a while.
I have been keeping bees for 4 years now. This past winter I suffered my first loss of bees that wasn't my fault so I am down to one hive from three going into winter. That hive is doing really well and I am getting two packages this weekend to replace the two that I lost.
I live in Santa Cruz California. Last summer I started selling my honey at my work, I am a hair stylist. I sold pretty much all of my honey except for the small amount I kept for myself. That was exciting.