Hi, I have one hive in Logan County (I live in Columbus). My first hive ended up with a dead queen and laying workers. It was early enough in the spring that I was able to purchase another package of Italians. This hive was thriving by August. I am very interested in expanding, but I feel like I don't know much of anything right now, despite reading books and forums. Hopefully, I didn't make too many mistakes last season and will have a hive of live bees come spring! Thanks for all of the helpful information!