I am brand new to beekeeping. I had a friend who has kept bees for several years give me an established 3-level 10-frame langstroth hive. I had planned on having another month to educate myself and get ready, but he wanted it gone so I went ahead and took it. Getting the hive from his house to mine was an adventure for another post, but my first official purchase is definitely going to involve a bee suit and a smoker! I am fascinated by bees, and I am looking forward to learning more about them. I hope you guys are ready, because I will probably ask a million questions!