Hi all, I have not been on forum for several years. Well here is my story... About tis time 3 years ago I broke the bones in my lower leg and was non weight baring for 16 week. I could not take care of my hives but I also could niot take care of my back yard. The yard had become completly overgrown with weeds over 6 feet high. Out of sight out of mind. Then I had some really bad health issues when I could not walk on uneven ground without falling. Could not work the hive if I wanted to with out being very short of breath. Fast forward till today .... Health wise I am not 100% but doing ALOT better. I just had my yard cleaned ( took a crew of 3 almost 4 days) and uncovered a five that is very active. SO this hive has been untouched for 3 years and it is alive and active., over that time 2 yeas ago we had a really bad winter. last year not so bad. I am going to try to get into the hive with in the next week or 2. Any advise for anything I should do special? I will start posting some pics.