Hello! I'm located in SE New Hampshire USA. A friend and I started this beekeeping adventure last year. It's turned out to be harder than we anticipated. We started with 2 hives. Entered the winter with one strong hive. The hive didn't make it through the winter so we bought a package and 2 nucs. Both nucs swarmed (no one told us this could happen!). We now have 4 hives in different stages. Two fairly strong hives, one doing ok (package bees) and the swarm we caught that is struggling to keep up. The hardest part of this whole beekeeping thing has been finding people in the area who are willing to mentor and help. We have a tough climate here and information on how to overwinter bees in cold long winters would be of great help. So...any beekeepers in NH hit me up!
Happy to have found this forum.