Hello everyone. My name is Jim and I am in the process of becoming a beek. I am currently reading everthing I can get my hands on and also working with a good friend who has been a beek for approx. 40 years. I am a 43 year old Federal Corrections Officer. Happily married with two sons One 20 a junior in college in Chemistry degree program and a 15 year old computer genius. I am hoping to get my first hive in the spring if the good Lord lets me live that long. So please any advice would be appreciated and please forgive the stupid questions.