Very glad to have found this forum! I was given supplies for a complete hive, was so excited I then purchased some VERY "used" pieces and parts and now have enough for a complete second hive (or to add to the first hive). I hope to start everything up this coming Spring. I have many, many questions! Diseases? Moths? Mites? Rodents? Wasps? Chemicals or holistic methods? The list is long. Thanks to everyone for a place for people like me to bring our questions and hopefully someday, our experiences! Will be posting a lot! ALL advice is very welcomed!!!