Okay, so, I've been futzing around on various online forums and sites for about 15 years now, and I have to say, this is the first forum I've ever been on where the most active members were mostly all older men. I'm used to active forums being either mostly women or mostly people younger than me. I'm not saying it's a bad thing at all, it's just really odd to me. And so I went poking around online and it does seem like beekeeping is predominantly a hobby of older men. Yes, there are younger people and women who are beeks, but the vast majority are apparently older males. What's up with that? For those that have been keeping a long time, have you seen an increase in younger people keeping? What about women? Do you think the internet has helped grow backyard keeping? And obviously many of you mature gentlemen started keeping when you were young. Was it something your family did? How did you get into it? And, heh, did you feel then like I feel now, like there's few beekeepers "my age" around? ...just been noodling this around in my brain lately.