As my nick only partially indicates, I'm just starting into keeping and planning to use top bar hives. Made my first set of 4 boxes over the last few weeks and am almost ready to start chasing swarms.
Have driven past those 'Honey For Sale' signs in peoples yards for way too long. It was high time to slam on the brakes and start asking questions.
Was too late to get any packages this year, but the swarm thing should hopefully work itself out.
Looking forward to getting to know people.