Hi @Dawn_SD ,
It encouraging seeing newbees n oldbees exchanging thots, experiences, ideas, do’s n don’t’ on here. Sad I missed out on several months due the Login/password problems.
I’m glad new beekeeper are finding good info here … when I started back in 1957 I only had one old Govt publication n a crappy hand-out that came with out Sear-Robuck hive n equipment. We ordered from the old farm catalogue back then. Found this pix of my first hive today. I thought I’d totally lost it.
The next Spring 1958 my dad had copied n reproduced several more complete hive bodies with frames. Wish I had a pix or two of dad n I together working my FFA school honeybee project but it was way before I-phones n digital cameras. The old B/W film era of photograph. I still have great memories …
Well, enough about the distant past … The internet, this n other forums, You-tube n bee clubs have given the Dudes Dudettes a much clearer path …
Cheers n all that stuff,