This is my first year beekeeping after falling in love with bees last year. I work at a museum with a bee exhibit and spent many of my breaks just watching the bees. We have an amazing observation hive, a KTB, and a langstroth hive. Last year we had three swarms from these hives possibly because spring came a few months early. I enjoyed learning from all these experiences and signed up for a mentoring class as soon as I got a chance this year. I now have a thriving hive and just added my queen excluder and another super. I am loving beekeeping and writing lots about it on my blog and website all about bees. Like a bee telling her sisters where nectar is, I am communicating what I know about bees.