After being interested in beekeeping for several years, my wife and I decided to jump in. With the help of a local commercial apiary we purchased a complete hive and bees. We moved them home after midnight on Sunday, August 28th so they have been here almost a week. They are doing fine and bringing in a lot of pollen. Of course, we are feeding. My wife and I both love having "the girls" here and look forward to next Spring when it might actually rain.