Hello to all, I am new to Beekeeping, in the last 3 years (On & Off) I have been surfing the web, reading Bee Culture and reading The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro. I was inspired by the BEEMASTER.COM website (Nice job John). Finally picked up some Bee stuff ( hat,veil, smoker and than some) and I am ready to take my first class at Cook College in April for some HANDS-ON.I also hope to find friends and mentors in beekeeping on this site. I do not at this time have any Hives nor a location to keep them ( I live in a heavily urbanized area in Deptford Twp, NJ whereas the Zoning Officer recommended that I do not keep bees in my yard for liability reasons :( ). I am near farming communities though, so I'll look there. Hopefully this year, I'll have my little girls. :D See ya. BeeHopper.