so im so new to the idea of beekeeping that I have as yet to get any bee hives going. im in Idaho. I have been thinking of getting into beekeeping since I called my local commercial beek to come and get a swarm that we had in our pasture. took him all of 10 minutes to get the bees boxed. anyway from that experience I have seriously warmed to the idea of keeping my own bees. he even gave me a nice pint of his honey for the call out. I have to say I have had his honey before and it really is better than the other stuff at the local stores. having said this I have decided that its high time I took the thought and put it in to action so am planning on setting up some hives over the winter and get some bees to populate those hive in the spring. I am looking foreward to getting to know everyone here. till my next post have a great one everyone!