I am starting small just to start, getting my bees this week for my birthday!!! YAY!!! I'm young, I guess, as far as hobby beekeeping goes (28), considering I wasn't raised with bees, but I'm super excited, and a little nervous. I've never worked with bees but I am a total nature lover and decided that I had to keep bees after reading an artical about how indangered bees are becoming, and crying my eyes out for 2 hours. yes... I know it's pathetic but I have a lot of love for life and the earth. I've been doing my homework, reading, watching videos, getting equiptment and talking bees for the last year trying to get ready! I've decided to go all natural, treatment free and foundationless, in order to try to raise a good stock of domesticate breed "wild bees"! Wish me luck please!! any advice is always welcome!! Happy Spring!!