I am a hobbyist beekeeper. I have three conventional hives and one top-bar hive in my back yard a few feet from my kids' swing set. I have been keeping bees since 2000 with mixed success. I do my best to stay current on bee-related research. Beekeeping for me is as much experiment as hobby. The honey is a pleasant bonus. (My kids, of course, see the priorities very differently.)
I served as the Treasurer of MCBA for a number of years and still serve as the temporary webmaster of this site. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments, either by dropping a note on my Talk page or by clicking the "E-mail this user" link in the column at left.