I think you found the right place to access THOUSANDS of COMBINED YEARS EXPERIENCES as beekeepers - not a bad place to start
I am a hobbyist myself of 36 years and still learn new things from our large group of members, many of which have hundreds, even thousands of hive and they make a living from their bees. Combining the Backyard beekeeper and the pro in a great way to get opinions and ideas from every spectrum of beekeeping.
I hope you enjoy it here, I'm sure you will - there are many other topics to introduce you to the other members, share thoughts and opinions, voice and text chat, interact with web cams and on and on.
I believe you'll enjoy our family friendly atmosphere and members here always live by the rule to AGREE TO DISAGREE when topics get hot (which even in beekeeping does) so we all enjoy allowing the entire family to be active here, insuring generations of beekeepers.
Welcome again, I know you'll get plenty of other welcomes, just sitting here at work and saw you joining and thought I'd say hello