I started an observation hive (eight frame) with my home schooling class this spring. I am a newbee for sure and know next to nothing but am learning little by little. I am very encouraged to have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom that I have found on this site.
I started with this hive and caught the bug, I want more hives. I live in a community with about 40 other people and we use honey as our primary sweetener -- which I think beekeeping will be a great reality check on our consumption (beyond price) to see what really goes into producing it.
I live in a city (small "green" city) in New York, flowers everywhere. My bees are doing well, as far as I can tell. The children and I are learning a lot about their behavior and habits...
I am attempting to recover some bees from a fallen tree right now...they were going to be exterminated but the man asked me if I wanted them -- I am learning a lot from reading past forum entries.
Thanks for the willingness to share -- Yonah