Much later, after becoming a college exchange student, and moving to Ashland, Oregon, I met a friend who helped me get into the bees. I read about bees and learned a lot about them on YouTube. Soon I had a bee hive. A month later I had 6. My wife and kids are big supporters. I’ve been doing this for 3 years. By the time I retire in a few years, my goal is to have 20 to 50 hives. I want to do this full-time.
they will fly up to 5 miles
Bees are like life. You have good days, you have bad days. In just one day, you can loose everything. Last week, during a cold snap, I lost 5 of my hives. Now I’m back up to 6. I’ve had to learn a lot about how to to take care of those guys and look out for things that can hurt them, like mites and Nosema, which is a stomach ailment bees get. If they’re healthy and happy, they will fly up to 5 miles to get pollen.