i know joe very well and he has been helpin me out a lot, and comes up to my hives when am not sure of things...he's a real gent and a genius as far as i am concerned with bee's......have you been keepin bee's long yourself?
Got my first colony at the start of July, second came along at the end of August. Since May i've been working with two other beekeepers and a mate who got a Nuc in May. I've had a bit of an interest in Beekeeping for as long as I can remember, reading bits and pieces and chatting with folk I worked with who kept bees etc. but it was only when my mate got his bees and I had a chat with his mentor - a chap named Tom Canning who knows Joe well - that the subject of me keeping bees came up. After the first time I talked to Tom he announced "I think you'll be keeping bees" and that was it!!