My name is Michael Bass and I live in Saratoga, NC. Approximatly 40 minutes east of Raleigh, NC. This is my first year in beekeeping and I am loving it. I have taken a couple of classes in beekeeping and I have an excellent mentor right now that I work with about once or twice a week going in my bees and his. I currently have 5 hives. I am really enjoying this forum and really learning alot from all of you. I want to go ahead and thank you all for sharing your knowledge and being an online mentor to use all.