I finally got off my saying of "I want to keep bees" to actually getting bees. I bought 2 hives June 2 and I had caught a swarm (in a swarm trap) I put out in the yard (in May). You know, the trap that looks like a paper mache flower pot? That swarm hive has been the most fun. I look forward to swarm trapping in the spring (but using an empty nuc) and splitting one hive. I'm lucky to have a bee association to learn from! And now I have you too!