I have the place for them already selected, where the will get morning sunshine to wake them up and then filtered sunlight throughout the day. I just have to do some clearing of the brush (old fields) in the area once Spring comes and set up a stand/base so that the skunks and racoons will be bitten if they come around. There are bears in the area. I guess we'll have to see what happens with that as I'm not prepared to buy an electric fence for a hive or 2.
I'll look into ordering my bees next. I'm assuming I should go with Italian bees. It seems they're the most common. Any comments/guidance on that would also be appreciated.
I've tried a few times to contact organisations here. Not much success yet. I'm assuming winter slows down email responses for beekeepers!
Its all new and I'm going from being overwhelmed, to excited, to confused, to info overload and back again!!