I've been getting advice from this post for a year now and thought I would finally join....I'm going into my fourth year with bees and I'm beginning to put some pieces of the puzzle in place...But I find that it only makes me have more questions. I'm thinking that is why I'm so facinated by this hobby. I'll repeat what I've read on this site, I'm learning one mistake at a time.
My First year went too smoothly and in the fall a black bear took care of all of my acomplishments, so an electric fence and 3 years later has me working 8 hives. I imagine I have more experience than I give myself credit for, but I still feel like a greenhorn...I hope I can learn much more on this forum and contribute a bit as well.