On 12/29/2016, Tom O’Neil decided he no longer wanted to be a beekeeper. Alas, he had become discouraged with bees that leave or die year after year. Most of us can appreciate his feelings. This hobby is not for everyone. Bees die. It can get especially difficult (emotionally) this time of year. However, this story has a silver lining and that is that Tom has donated his equipment to the club! I have not yet been through it in detail, but it looks like 2 complete 10-frame hives with deeps and medium supers; plus, some sundries like jacket and veil. Don Studinski will be delivering this all to the Kerst barn to be added to our growing inventory. Thank you, Tom for your amazing generosity! We will use this stuff to accomplish our beekeeping education mission.