Hi all, I am currently looking to get into bee keeping. I've ordered a few books (still waiting for them to come in), and have been looking everywhere on the internet. This website is one of the best that I came across, and saw a few people who are near where I live (north of Rome). I am hoping to maybe get a chance to visit an experienced bee keeper to get some experience. As for getting started this year, I was thinking of maybe setting up one hive, but I would rather be prepared and know what I'm doing, verses rushing into it and having problems.