About . . .
I am 59 years old and I am married to my lovely wife Cissy. I don't have any children but i do have a daughter that is deceased. I also have a cat that thinks she is a child, and a dog that thinks she is human. Also we have a new puppy that is from our princess. I am working the honeybees full time now. We are back in south carolina now as we have all our bees in S.C. I take bees out of structures and collect swarms.
The Story Behind My Site
I started with honeybees about 15 years ago. As a child my daddy had honeybees but I was allergic to the stings and he would not let me get near them. I took a series of shots at the age of 8 and the stings were not so bad. In 1999 I bought 4 hives of bees from a friend of mine. The bees were his father's that had died. The hives have increased to about 200 now and I plan on increasing as much as i can. In 2002 I decided that I wanted to raise Queens. I Stayed on the internet learning all that I could and I stayed on the site Beesource.com. While on the site I met a gentleman in Georgia that had been raising queens for the last 50 years. I went to visit the gentleman and started apprenticing with him and thats how I started raising queens. I also have other friends that help me out with the bees in S.C. I have a helper named Tony Ellison that has been helping for several years now. He has came a long ways working bees. Tony Is willing to listen and learn the system.
We will be raising queens and nucs in S.C. in 2013 For 2013 Tony Ellison will be helping with all the great joys of queen rearing and nuc making.