I have followed this forum for two years and got a lot of great info. Have four hives, one swarm, two packages, and one purchased nuc, all coming up on one year (installed between Feb and May of 2016.)
I am in NE Fl (Hilliard), not retired, but hope to within 3-5 years love the wood working side of beekeeping, also the gardening side and putting together a small workshop for building hive components.
So fascinated with beekeeping and all aspects. Grew up on 10 acres in Pensacola and I think that had a big influence on my interest in nature. It never left me. Love your forum.