came to this forum via a google search for problems with a hive, which I will get into in the proper forum. I have had bees for several years, but just became a beekeeper last year. I was given a bunch of supers and frames several years ago and stored them in the back yard. Feral colonies moved in and I just left them alone, as it was illegal to keep bees in santa monica until Jan 2011. last summer the code enforcement guys came by and told me I had to register my bees or get rid of them. longer story short, I became the first registered beekeeper in Santa Monica.