I'm another newbie, located in eastern PA. This is something I've wanted to do for several years. Happily, this year I finally worked up the courage to start. I've got 2 Warre' and a Lang, and I've filled them with adorable little Mutt Bees (Natural 4.9 bees, cross bred several times). I'm crazy about my girls and really thrilled with everything I'm learning. So much so that I just walked in the door from a 6 hour drive to fetch home a new queen. I'm hoping to rescue a hive that went queenless, developing laying workers before I could get it requeened. I'm sure I'll be full of tales as I wade into this sticky new world, and I'm thrilled to have found BeeSource.