Recently a friend of mine decided to get out of the apiculture game and is giving me all of his equipment.
I am excited to finally have a chance to get into this awesome hobby. I presently do formiculture (ants) but it has really only been to satisfy me until I had a chance to do honeybees.
I have joined the local beekeepers association and am currently looking at the best literature available to start reading before I get started. Any suggestions on the best books I am all ears. So far I have been recommended this book: The ABC and Xyz of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia of Beekeeping 40th Edition
Little about me. I have a background in entomology, biology and ecology. In college I worked at a native pollinator garden doing habitat restoration and education about honeybees and native pollinators. However my focus was largely on the native pollinators and I did not work much with our research colonies. This forum was recommended on a FB apiculture page so I look forward to hitting it hard to prepare for this new adventure.