Got the idea of being a beekeeper by chance about mid-Novemeber, saw some photos on a friend of a friends facebook page which planted the seed. My first thought was that it seemed like it would be interesting, started doing some research online and have been, according to my wife, "all bees, all the time" since, LOL!
Spring can't get here quick enough...I've decided to start with 3 hives, all medium, 8 frame. I have my boxes built and painted, as well as frames, foundation, and other equipment ordered.
The current plan is to start one with a captured swarm, one with a package, and one from a Nuc....Have a local Beek lined up to supply the swarm and can get packages through the local club. Finding a medium Nuc supplier nearby has been the sticking point. Worse case scenario, I'll go with 2 packages but haven't given up on the Nuc quite yet.
Did I mention I can't wait for spring???? :)