I have one hive I started from a nuc about six weeks ago. I have a 10 frame deep and recently added a medium super. The bees seem to be doing well and are starting to store honey! I have read a lot but need a lot more in the way of hands on experience.
I love just watching them work and look forward to learning more.
I also have a small farm near Burnsville, NC and plan on adding a hive or 2 there.
I'm already researching bear fences for that location.