Hi, My name is Russ and my wife is Kendra. We bought our first hive and 3 lb package of bees last week. Our neighbor has 30 hives and got us interested. After Kendra read Beekeeping for Dummies, she was completely fascinated by bees. She's still pretty afraid of them though. Russ is only halfway through the book but is learning as he goes. He got stung during the hiving process so we have already learned that we will need 2 veils.
Here is a link to the youtube video of our hiving our bees.
We have lots of questions and hope that all your experienced pros will be able to help us out! Thanks for providing such a great platform for beekeepers!