hello from illinois
my son and i are excited about getting into beekeeping....haven't gotten any hives yet, not this year, but getting geared up for next spring...already read sue hubbels book on bees, have ordered a couple foundation hives and a couple illinois supers, plus lots of stuff for making frames.....even have a few places where i can put hives....a close friend who's been beekeeping for many years, and we've joined a local beekeepers club....still i have a ton of questions and am glad to find this forum....what else...oh yeah, mostly retired and I"m old.
Re: hello from illinois
good luck to you. I'm a second year beekeeper, I started with one and I'm at five hives this year. My 9 year old son enjoys getting in the hives doing inspections and REALLY liked extracting last year!