I just found this site (I think...Might have found it last year as well, but I registered this time
I more or less had Beekeeping dumped on me last year when my FIL had 8 swarms land in his (city lot sized) yard. Not all at once...They were about 2 to 3 days apart. He's always had one or two hive boxes going, so at least he knew how to build the boxes, frames, tops and floors. We built boxes and frames as fast as we could find lumber to make them from.
We managed to capture 7 of those and establish working hives. Lost 3 over the winter - two to not knowing that we would need to feed them with the late cold snaps, and one to moths (I hate wax moths).
This year we've caught 4 swarms. One didn't stay around - I don't think that queen much appreciated the old furniture we had decorated her new house with (old comb). I won't make that mistake again.
I'm on a couple of other forums that have this sort of feel to them (differing topics) so I decided to jump in and try and learn a bit about this hobby I find myself in. So far "only" 3 of the hives are residing at my house, with my FIL having 6 or 7 (they are a bit scattered, I lose count
Anyway. That's what there is for an introduction.