Hello to you all - I've been beekeeping for oh, a month, and I found this forum by a most happy accident. I belong to the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and took a 2-day course with them in March and thought I was totally prepared. And then the packages arrived, and along with them, the rain. So now I am realizing how much more there is to know! We have great (read: "patient") mentors in the group, and now I'm hoping that they, and this forum, will save me from killing off my beautiful bees.
Pray for sunshine!