I have been reading for several months now, decided to register. THANKS!! to everyone for the help. :applause: I am a High School Chemistry teacher/ Golf Coach. Saw an ad for a 10 day long beekeeping class on Beaver Island during the summer for 3 credits. I signed up. The class will be over too late in the summer to start a hive, so I started a little early. Package was hived 4/19, queen released, girls working on comb, and capped brood at this point. My wife, (very afraid of bees ) is now usually standing next to me wearing only an extra veil.