I joined this forum because I want to learn all about beekeeping so I can start beekeeping on my own next season. I live in Columbia, SC right now. I went to university to study wildlife and think it is time to start beekeeping. I just have no idea where to begin. I have read lots about it and watched youtube videos and "Vanishing of the bees". These inspired me to take the plunge and start seriously becoming a beekeeper. Right now, I am looking for someone to show me the ropes. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.