I'm very glad to join the "guild"! I've been dealing with bees since 1997 in the southern end of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)! After I've moved to Sao Paulo, field work became difficult but some hives remained despite the distance... I'm still very interested in the subject and this forum seems a great place to share experiences and learn from colleagues. Beekeeping techniques, tools and standards are considerably variable among countries and this forum might be a good way to get updated...
Wish you all the best!