He everyone, I am a retired Woodshop teacher living in the San Francisco Bay area. About 3 years ago my stepdaughter Ada and her dad set up a hive in our yard and when she moved out I decided that it was too much trouble and I wasn't going to keep them. Before Ada's dad could come over and pick them up the bees disappeared so I removed the few frames with honey and haphazardly reassembled the hive. It sat empty until June 3rd when a swarm of bees moved into the hive. I had been too busy to deal with them and then about 3 weeks ago I almost stepped on another swarm that had landed in my yard. I gathered them up and put them in 2 supers from the old hive and I decided that it was time to start learning how to keep bees.