I am an accidental beekeeper. A couple empty hives were given to my husband two years ago. Well, we thought they were empty! It turns out one had a small hive of bees huddled inside for the winter and the other one, which stood empty in our parking area, attracted a wild hive of bees that came swooping in one day.
So it feels a bit like the bees adopted us and we needed to hit the learning curve running!
I just of fell into it and fell in love with my bees. We have had some ups and downs but in the past year I have learned a lot and my bees seem to be doing well.