Greetings from Garden City, Kansas. I'm seriously considering starting my own hive for the first time now that I have my own house, and a backyard to put it in. I've taken honeybee biology and entomology courses in college, and have done a bit of research regarding wild bee populations (sweat bees, carpenter bees, etc.) I've wanted to start my own hive for years, and I'm looking forward to getting started, though I'm a bit worried due to all the hardships bees are going through right now. I'm just going to start out with one little hive in the backyard- I live in the middle of a pretty 'urban' area, only a couple blocks from numerous parks and a zoo, and our neighborhood has numerous fruit trees and gardens. So I've decided to try out urban beekeeping first, and then if things take off, I may put a few hives out on some friends' farms.