Still here, just enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. I appreciate all of you who responded though as I've discovered there are some who always look for the negative in a post and attack the messenger. I think I can handle this. I did attempt this on several forums to try to get a consensus that I could measure. I hit the motherlode with one forum which unfortunately turned into an internecine battle I hadn't planned on and for that I apologize. I had no idea I could generate such hostility but fortunately, I also generated a lot of good advice and I thank you for that. For those that saw the worst in me, I hope you'll be a little more tolerant. I will be the first to tell you I have a huge learning curve ahead. At one point I also thought about having one TBH and one Lang and I may still do that just to get the experience.
I belong to a lot of forums in different subject areas. I always thought my BMW motorcycle forum was a tough crowd. It doesn't hold a candle to these forums. Somewhat chastened by the experience but still eager to learn about beekeeping, I think it's a worthwhile vocation or hobby.