My order from Draper's arrived yesterday. I had searched for a while for a local apiary. This is where you hurt yourself from laughing hysterically. There is NO ONE local. I called the county extension office for help. She referred me to the only bee catcher on her list. He in turn had me call Nebraska, as they were the closest apiary. Wonderful. He also mentioned Draper's. He said he knew them and that they were good people. So I looked them up, and bought foundations from them. Now we are steadily placing them into the frames.
We have been looking at tractors, and think we have found what we are looking for. It is a 1956 Case Propane powered tractor. We know little about propane tractors, but we know we will save on gas, as propane right now costs more then half of gasoline. Husband and neighbor will be going out the look at them today (oh there is a 1936 Farm all as well.) Both ran when parked, 10 years ago. And they have been parked in a barn since then. So if anyone out there has a manual to go along with this that they are willing to part with, I would be ever so grateful. I have been looking online and can't seem to find anything.