A big Southern “Howdy” to you all…
As a bit of background, my beekeeping journey started when I was 9 years old and continued on until my late 30’s when a lifting-related injury (related to beekeeping work) and the time & pressures of a full career, sidelined my beekeeping interests for many years. I’ve been fortunate in being president of our state beekeeping association twice in past years and enjoy learning from from the experiences of others.
At its peak, my beekeeping world encompassed over 120 colonies in various out-yards, lots of commercial honey sales, and conventional beekeeping methods with a high degree of success. Now fully-retired and never one to turn from new ideas, the Flow Hive concept has reawakened my love of beekeeping so another adventure is set to begin this Springtime…this time hopefully without the heavy lifting and on a strictly hobby basis!
As an amateur (ham) radio operator and more than just a little “geek”, we’ll be monitoring our apiary with webcams, remote scales, and a blog to share beekeeping with others. I look forward to forum discussions with you and learning more about using Flow Hives in our area.
Gary Ownsby AK4ZX (Amateur Radio Callsign)