I am a new beekeeper. I started with one Dadants kit #1 last year and it looks like my bees made it through the winter. It is still a bit cold, wet, and windy, so they aren't doing much, but I am seeing a lot more activity during the few sunny days. I'm expanding that hive and adding two more this year, so I'm sure I will have plenty of questions.
The Washington Coast stretches from Canada to Oregon so what part are you. BTW, I'm holding a BBQ and get together for quorum members here in the PNW (which includes BC) on Labor Day Weekend, the voting so far favors Sunday. You're invited.