We just wanted to say HELLO! My wife and I are new to beekeeping. We are a bit rural, but we enjoy that aspect. We will be picking up our two hives and equipment in October. We have visited with Mr Tubbs in Mize, MS and will be ordering two nucs with queens from him at the beginning of the year. We have also had the pleasure of meeting a local beekeeper, Wes Fitzpatrick, who has allowed us, on two separate occasions, to assist in opening and inspecting his haives. It was AWESOME! We have joined the MS Beekeepers Association and look forward to upcoming events, classes, and people. We have read just about everything we can on the subject of bees and this site has been the biggest part. We would like thank everyone, especially The Beemaster, for helping create a site with so much information and insight! We also look forward to the upcoming years of beekeeping.