I'm a pre-hive-owning beginner. I plan to get two hives in the spring, so I'm in the phase of absorbing all the knowledge I can. I live in a rural area in Niagara County, in western New York state. I'm not looking to harvest much honey - it will just be an interesting hobby for me, and I hope to help increase the general bee population. Looking forward to poking around in the forums and finding out what's what!