I ordered bee suit, kit (yes, I know "don't order kits", but I had no clue what I even needed), got bee package ordered from Rossman's.
I got the kit and part of it is backordered. The hive boxes/walls. Sure hope they get here before the bees! Bees won't be here until May, so I have time.
I read 3 good beginner books. Think I have a small clue now.
Have my spot picked out for the bees.
I joined the state beekeeping association. I read that I need to register my bees when they arrive, and they need inspected.
I hope Rossman has docile bees.
I tried to contact a beek club, no and got no response. I couldn't sign up on their website, it goes to error page.
I did contact a different club and did get a nice response, but haven't got the info I need to join up yet.
When I got in our truck to go somewhere yesterday, there was a honeybee in the cab. I let it go, didn't get stung. Good sign I hope.
It's very early here for the bees to be flying. No nectar plants blooming yet.
Now I'm wondering how far away that bee came from, and maybe I can set out some sugar water to help them feed?