Boy was I ever green my first year, If I fell down in the grass every one just walked on by thinking I was just another bump in the lawn
Second year was a huge learning year, still a self rated as a rookie but I know how now to do many things.
Requeened 5 hives now, shook out 2 hives with 1 laying worker and one with a steril queen, captured 3 swarms and hived them, extracted honey, and did the medication, Mixed syurp for both spring and fall.
Thanks to this site, the local bee club and the old bee keeper down the road I have learned a huge amount. Am now even teaching a naturlest all about honey bees.
Yup I am now seen when I fall in the grass, I've
upgraded to just as dumb as a box of rocks.