I am new to beekeeping although I have been reading about it for years now. I finally decided to take the plunge. I am located in Butler PA, about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh. I actually live in the city, but Butler is an agriculturial area and I already have a site for my first hives on a nearby farm. I'm planning to start out small with only 2 hives, but I will probably expand if time and resources permit. I am interested in 'natural' beekeping as I wish to avoid the use of chemicals where possible.
As to my equipment, I am going with mediums for everything as I want the utility and consistency that they seem to provide.
Well, enough of my yammering for now! I look forward to getting to know you and look forward to our exchanges.