Ok...I am little confused with about everything. First what is a nuc? How do you prevent swarming? I hope to beek in my backyard in what could be called suburbia. How do you figure out where a swarm is? How much would you say full start up cost is? What is a ideal place for bees? ex. sunny /shaddy How fast does the population grow? a hive a year hive a month?How do seperate honey come and honey without a serperater? Are raccons I issue?How often do you check your hives? If it is not too bad I could find someone out in the country who would let me put bees there. And any other usful info. I am on the aiting list for books at the library but am very eger to learn.