I spent a lot of time here about 5 years ago, the dates are kind of blurry, when I first got into beekeeping. I had to change my life, completely. I got away from my bees and other things while I concentrated on taking care of things like finding food, clothing and shelter. I'm back now. I have one hive that has survived my neglect and absence and 2 packages coming tomorrow. My new home (and theirs) is a 127 acre horse farm outside of Ocean City, Maryland.
I decided I better start a refresher course on bee keeping, while not a complete newb, I may be able to avoid some of my past mistakes by reviewing and reminding myself of the proper way to do things. Once again, I look to your experiences to teach myself.