My DH grew up with a Grandfather who was very old school. He taught his grandson how to do things the old ways. Some were put aside because easier ways had come around. As we've gotten older and are trying to be more self sufficient, he has come full circle with those old ways and wants to renew his heritage. This is one of those things that I wanted to try years ago, but the enthusiasm wasn't contagious, until now. We have only to find some bees and we have some new equipment. He'll be pulling out the old stuff and getting it ready for spring. I guess I need to start looking up salves for bee stings now. Hopefully they won't like me anymore than mosquitoes do.