thanks Irwin. the hive inspection slide show was exactly what i needed. very good site.
thanks iddee. i'm in moore county. i do have a co-worker with some hives and he's offered to give me a walk through his or mine.my problem is visual recognition through the screen and reading glasses. arms ain't long enough anymore.i think once i get these two nuc colonies up and running i'll be more comfortable. thanks again for the offer. if i find myself up there in your neck of the woods i give you a holler.