Hello, I'm a very new to the beekeeping game (as in, I'm starting my first hives next spring...still in dreaming/planning mode). I've frequented this forum a number of times in my research and decided to join so I can ask questions directly. Looking forward to getting advice from the group! In my other hobby "lives" I'm a hobby farmer and a life-long home brewer. My hope is to use the honey from the hives, yeasts harvested locally, and fruits/spices from around my property for making mead...sortof the ultimate "local" brew.