I figure that we all have some sort of story of something that triggered us to take up a love for our girls. So i figure this post would apply to all the members of the forum and hopefully inspire more to become beekeepers. So anyways i'll be the first to lay my path out for you guys of how i came to be a 3rd generation beekeeper. My grandpa had bees all throughout the 80's and into the early 90's. He enlisted the help of my dad most of the time with the bees (2nd generation beekeeper) of course i must say my dad didn't find it as fun as me and my grandpa. I remember being just able to walk trying to help him out. As i got bigger i got more duties that is up until the early 90's when the mites wiped us out. Something about that bond with the bees and my grandpa never left me. I started to get back into bees many times when he was still around but put it on the backburner for lack of funds (in other words i discovered girls). It wasn't until after his passing and getting all his old equipment that i got back into it. Things have changed alot since me and my grandpa used to work the bees way back when but in the end it's something that brings me back to a simpler time in childhood. Just me and my grandpa.