Starting my second year and having a blast after a very successful first season. Planning on increasing my hives to 4 this year. I practice "Natural" beekeeping, no medicine, no chemicals. My favorite source for info thus far besides my Bee Mentor is Ross Conrad's book, "Natural Beekeeping". Things look good so far, on warm days they are out in mass. I left 80 pounds in the hive for them, being mainly interested in having the bees survive till spring, although they also rewarded me with another 50 pounds that I took off in October. My main focus now is increasing the number of hives as well as planting as many food crops for them as possible during all seasons. The more diverse the better. Even though I read for years before taking the plunge, my mind is open to learning whatever I can from whoever I can. Looks like a great place, and now I have a LOT of reading to do!