Hi Jeff :)
I'm Barbra (BEH) I'm in Norfolk. I'm a newbee too. No hives yet, just ordered my 'woodenware'.
I've been wanting to have bees for a g e s , now I'm finally doing it and I cant wait for everything to get here... the equipment, ... my bees, ... SPRING!!!!!
The people in this forum have all been so welcoming and generous with their knowledge, they are a real TREASURE. Books are important but the advice and opinions of all these experienced beekeepers fills in all the gaps nicely. I think you will like it here alot, I know I do! :-D