I guess I put the cart before the horse, and asked questions before I posted a proper intro.
Took a bit to find my way around this format, but think I have it (kinda) now! New to this forum, and new to bee keeping (though I have wanted to have bees since we moved out here a couple years ago!) The bees made it happen, and I am forever grateful to them! Two swarms in the yard made me take the big leap! Two hives doing well thus far, and a third to arrive soon. I love my girls (bees that is...)!! I live in the greater Miami area, we have an acre of land (not a lot of land in many areas, but down here, it's a good sized lot!), and LOTS of various farms around! Many Avocado, Mango, Tomato, Squash, Lychee, etc...around, the bees are never bored! Thanks to all here...I have already learned a lot just poking around!