I love knowing all about the people I hang out with... but we often dont really know each other. SO.... I will start I am a first year beek, have 4 hives , One very strong and 2 med (Nucs) and at present still a weak swarm I am feeding up. Have already harvested 14 Frames of honey, with another full box ready to come off the big hive. I live in NC in the Triad region , belong to the Guilford County Beekeepers, and IDDEE and Jacobs are my Bee mentors. I am an EE by training and sell Medical Advanced Visualization software for a living. The big 5 0 is sneaking up on me, so many things to still do..... Pastimes and hobbies are varied and plenty LOL Tennis - very involved in our club - former VP of the Board and run all infrastructure management and projects, Beekeeping , Hops and vegetable growing, mostly peppers and tomatoes Beer Homebrewing was president for 3 years of local club but real work eventually made me step down. I thoroughly enjoy aviation and flying, license is lapsed at present because of family time, but do mess with RC planes, and also fly stunt kites from as small as 2 sq ft to 98 sqft - I think I have about 12. Love Woodworking and have a great shop and have made some of my own woodenware, I also love fast cars and built and run a FFR Cobra for fun at the track, I am just at home in the kitchen - make my own hot sauces, spiced SA sausage called Boerewors, and an air dried South African jerky called Biltong. We also got Chickens at the same time as the bees, and expect eggs very soon. Am in the process of building a Sun Room at home right now, nothing too big nor too small for me to attempt. My wife runs a small Embroidery Business on the side , aiming at one offs, special logos, and Monogramming. Lets hear about you.