I have browsed some of the forums recently. Seems like a great place to get good advice.
I just got my first two hives just a couple of weeks ago. One is doing very well, but the other seems to have lost her majesty. She was there a couple of days after I got the hives, but yesterday I could find no eggs, brood, or queen. Just a lots of nectar, some capped honey and a little bit of pollen. I found a relevant thread that was helpful this morning, and then I decided to join up.
I have been a woodworker for many years and was glad to find all the great plans on the site. I have already built a couple of bottom board assemblies as well as a couple of deeps and medium supers. Lots of fun and very quick, easy, and inexpensive to build.
Looks like a great community.