Have been researching this hobby for a few years on and off and finally decided to get started. My spring nuc is ordered, took the beginning beekeeper class, and joined a local Beekeeper Association. The people that have contacted me so far have been so helpful and supportive. I can't wait to get started. Going to get my "beginners Bee Hive kit" this weekend so I can get it painted. This forum was suggested by one of the members of the Association I joined..