Warning: Newbee on board!
I just ordered 2 colonies of Carniolian bees from my local beekeeper. He also loaned me a spare hive to copy and make my own (Thanks Bob!).
Signed up for a beekeeping class and beesource.com. I am scouring the boards, searching the web, and I've got the recommended books on the way.
I am working to be ready for spring and bees.