Just getting started and was referred here by a nice guy who responded to a craigslist ad I placed looking for bees. I had signed up here last fall, but did not do much due to moving.
I moved to Oregon from Alaska last fall and have spent the winter reading and watching stuff about bees and more bees. Got a free hive that my brother in law was not using since he moved and some basic gear (hood, tool, smoker).
Got the hive set up, but since the move I have been short on cash so buying a nuc is not an option right now. So swarm capture it is! Got some advice and am on a list for an 'easy' swarm removal so with any luck I will be an official beekeeper sooner than I think.