if u have any tips on how to use this site i would greatly appreciate it.
I use the 'search' function frequently. More often than not, if I have a problem or question, I can find an immediate answer from reading previous threads. Other times, I use the 'search' function to find threads on a topic I'm interested in. It's a quick way to find several different perspectives on a particular topic.
The "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum contains a lot of very good suggestions covering basic beekeeping topics.