This morning I took the written and practical exams to become a NC Certified Beekeeper. I passed with flying colors. I would have passed the Journeyman test as well, but I didn't have the experience/time requirements.
I am hoping that I will find out soon if I won a hive and bees from the Brushy Mountain give away that the Forsyth County Beekeepers do for a lucky few who take the class.
Went into the hives and they look great. about 4 frames left in the top box and I can add the next one! Both queens are laying well.