I'm hoping to become a beekeeper this spring. I am signed up for beginner bee school starting in January and have already taken a intermediate class from NCST. I have been reading this forum and have been watching a lot of youtube.
I have 3 hives ready to go. 2 eight frames and 1 ten frame, all 1 deep and one med box each to start. I was going to start in the eights and maybe use the ten for a couple of captured nuc's or splits if needed.
My main question is what type of bees? I have 3/4 of an acer that is heavily wooded. I will not be able to put them in full sun. I was leaning towards Carniolans because they fly when overcast, which would simulate the environment I will be putting them into. Mountain Spring Honey Company has overwintered nucs available for pick up in early March that I am interested in because they would give me an early start. Any thoughts of my plan are welcome even if they're negative.
Thanks for reading,