I am new to beekeeping. I inherited a hive when one of my tenants moved and left it. The hive has not been touched for over a year and I finally decided that I would scratch that beekeeping itch that I have had for quite some time. I am currently taking a beginner class provided by our local beekeeping association. I am planning to order one or two more hives depending on the condition of the inherited one. An experienced beekeeper is going to take a look at it and let me know its condition and determine if it is still viable.

The hive has had a lot of activity during the recent warm spell. I went out today and sat down beside it and watched the girls go and come for some time. See video below

BTW: I have been looking around here for several months and have learned quite a bit from you all. Thanks.