For those of you that are on a VERY low

I sent out email to various local universities here in FL and asked if there was the possibility of finding some to donate a hive. Lo and behold...someone passed my request along the "net" and I was able to pick up a donated hive (2 deeps, 10 frames each) with a nice Italian queen.

It was already inspected by the state (as required in FL) so all I have to do was go get it!!

If you do it this way...make sure you strap the hive together very carefully!!!! You don't want to be seen going down the highway wearing your bee