Retired last year and wanted to try something new so built two hives this past winter, a Langstroth and a Horizontal Top Bar. Still waiting on the arrival of the bees as it has been a very late spring with a lot of snow up here in the North country. The local beekeepers that arrange the deliveries have been holding the bee shipments until spring finally arrives. This past week we have had daytime temps in the 50s and nights just above freezing so snow is rapidly melting. We will probably see bees in a week or two if temps hold. Getting anxious!!!