Hi! I've been reading the site for a month or two. Thank you all for the great information and discussion!
I'm planning to start two hives this year.
1. I enjoy my backyard chores, so I'm adding another project.
2. I miss seeing bees in my garden.
3. Jars of honey in Autumn 2015? Bonus.
I have been reading every beekeeping book I can get my hands on (did I mention I'm a library lady?). There are three dogeared woodenware catalogs on my kitchen table. Very soon I need to line up some bees.