My name is Dan. I ordered and just put in my first hive in my backyard in Alabama. I have been reading and learning about beekeeping for about 6 months now. I studied all the bees that are available to us in the US. I ended up ordering Russian VSH bees. Took a little longer to recieve than expected, but I think everything will be to great satisfaction. Been out there every day watching and waiting till this Thursday when I can open my hive and see what work they have done. Hoping to see the queen busy and some foundations drawn out. I had all new equipment so I know it will probly take a little longer to get going. This is my new adventure that I hope to make into something extordinary.