Howdy from Texas
This is a great website, especially for novice beekeepers. I've been lurking for 4 or 5 months now trying to learn as much as possible before my package installs this coming Saturday (70% chance of rain & thunderstorms....wouldn't you know). My e-Reader is filled with mostly books on beekeeping and have spent many evenings watching many instructional videos. My original intention for keeping bees was for an inexpensive way to get an agricultural exemption on my small farm....well, after all the reading & videos, I have become rather infatuated with these little creatures, and expect this to be a wonderful new hobby. I have actually planted a large bee friendly flower garden for them as well as have a regular garden which I assume they will help with needed pollination.