Hello, my name is Michael and I am a first year/month bee keeper. I live in southern Georgia. I have been reading up on beekeeping for more than six months and built my own equipment. I purchased five packages and installed them on 5/11. The education began that day! They have been an enjoyable and amazing hobby so far. I am having queen problems in two of the packages and joined the forum to find information and advice. Looking forward to a long relationship with the bees -- not sure who is keeping who. They keep me amazed!