I just found this website last night and its full of wonderful information, thank you beemaster for all the time you have put into it.
My name is Tara and I live in the augusta, ME area.
I am going to pick up my first nucs on Saturday and I just can't wait! I have been dreaming of beekeeping for years and now I will finally be doing it
I am hoping my equipment arrives today or tomorrow (it was mailed 2 days ago from vermont, so I think it should be here anytime).
I am planning on starting with one hive this year then hoping to add another next year, after reading about growth and swarming I am thinking it may be possible for me to just grow my own rather than buying a second setup, am I right in thinking that?
I also have a question for people in my area, I was told I should buy a second hive setup for this one nuc setup in order to sucessfully winter them, whats that all about? and why would I need two hive setups to house one active hive? any ideas?
I plan to talk to the aviary people on Saturday about all this when I go to pick up our new friends but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask here too.
Looking forward to meeting you all and being part of this beekeeping community!