I have always wanted to keep bees, and was so excited to get started this year. 2019 is our first year with our first hive setup, and we hope to expand more next year. Our neighbors also have hives on their several acres, so between us we have many pollinators for our orchards and food plants. We are also planting to support native pollinators including Monarchs! I (Denise) am the primary beekeeper.