Although I kept bees as a 4-H project in the 60's, I call myself a beginner. Got my first langstroth hive a year ago and then started learning about bee removal. Built two top bar hives. Now have 3 colonies, 2 langs and one top bar. The local beekeeper of 54 years has asked me to do swarm and bee removal for his calls, so I hope to learn a lot about that at this site. Thanks .... Bees Here Now!