Hi everyone , I've been wanting to take the plunge for quite awhile , my grandfather was quite the beekeeper 40 hives at one time and was working some when in his 80's . I would go with him to pick up swarms in his 56 Buick ! Wish I would have stayed with it when he was around and learned more from him , he had a real nice setup in his basement , one real big maybe 72 frame extractor and one much smaller hand crank . I still remember eating the capping as he cut them off the frame , good times for a young lad .I didn't learn much at my young age with him so you might get some neebe questions once in awhile I'll need all the help I can get . I'm going to make my own boxes and start getting things around .