Hi, I am retired and live in Mid-Missouri in a small town called Mexico. It is about 40 miles Northeast of Columbia, Missouri. I am new to beekeeping and do not have any bees yet. I am currently building swarm traps and studying, reading, and watching all I can about bees. I hope to have 2 - 4 hives by the end of next Summer. I have one hive now and will build more over the Winter. Hello to all.