I am a beginning keeper living in the vicinity of Greensboro, North Carolina. I am excited to have found this site - I am the owner of two vBulletin website communities (sorry for listing the links originally) and love the real sense of community that can be achieved with great members. I have always wanted to keep bees, but for some reason have never pulled the trigger until now. I am an avid gardener and homebrewer and am now taking the plunge. I've set up my two starter Langstroth hives and will get my first two NUCs in April. I attended a Bee School in April in Asheville that was just amazing. I told my friend who attended with me it was like stumbling into a cult. I learned a ton, and of course have a ton to learn. I quickly tuned into the fact that there are almost no black and white straightforward answers to bee keeping questions. For every 'fact' or 'opinion', there are equally educated contradictory beliefs. I believe, like homebrewing, you just have to dive in, try to learn continuously, and not be afraid to try something different.
Again, thrilled to have found beesource. Look forward to learning a lot from everyone here :cheers: