I lurked around here from the start of the forum a few years back and until this spring!
I hope you get started a bit quicker than that
The hobby is all I hoped for, and great break from a hectic life. When I stand over the hives, all worries vanishes
I have learned a lot from this forum, and reading posts here has helped me a lot. Especially it has helped me handle "strange" situations, that is, something that's not mentioned in the beekeeping books, as peolple here ask about all sorts of things. As my mentor here in Norway says, "I don't think the bees read these beekeeping books"