Hey everyone. Wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I have had the beemaster site on my favorites for several years now. My wife and I have paid for 2 nucs we are to pick up sometime the end of the month. My wife's family worked bees when she was younger and she has wanted to get some for the last few yrs. I have been doing a lot of reading and looking as I don't like going into anything half cocked. There is a lot to learn and this is a good source and we have the book "First Lessons in Beekeeping" by Dr. Keith Delaplane. Very good book with good illustartions Also we have enjoyed Linda T's bee blog. There is a lot to learn and we are excited to start. We bought 2 beginners kits so we both have some equipment and the hive bodies are painted and got another shipment of frames, 2 more brood chambers, and foundation today. Don't want to get caught needing supplies and having to order them. I also own a portable sawmill and have access to pine and cypress lumber and woodworking equipment, so I am going to try my hand at making my own bodies and supers and just buying the frames.
I am sure I will have many questions so bear with us as we enter the world of beekeeping.