As a very new and green bee keeper I agree on the advice to learn, learn and learn some more. Don't be afraid to ask questions or try new ideas. This year has been such a huge learning experince for me. First the people here have taught me much, even though it was another person that asked the question. From club members and my own bees I have progressed by leaps & bounds in Knowlege.
Many of us in the club are now using the inter cover with the vent hole running oppsite of the frames so we can see more frames with out disturbing the bees. Most feel it has helped with this years dismal honey crop because the hive workers are not disturbed as much. Don't be afraid to try some thing new is what I am saying I guess.
I not only have the enjoyment of sitting by the hives and watching the girls with their dayly dutys. I have discovered the joys of captureing a swarm and the satifaction of seeing that colony grow.
Can it get better than that? NO!!!! I think not.