I'm a newbie beekeeper from Long Island, New York. I just recently joined a local class with a Master Beekeeper, and am getting my first nuke box in two weeks!!! I have my boxes and theyre all painted up and ready for my new colony!! I joined the forum because I want to learn as much as I possibly can about the "art" of beekeeping!!! I have some aspiration to become a Master some day but I think I will take this one day at a time! I have loved bees for as long as I can remember and have been wanting to start keeping them for many years now. Now that I have the opportunity, I am trying to go full force into it. I most likely wont be posting much because, well, I dont have much to contribute at this time. I have started at the beginning of the forum and plan on reading my way through most of it!!! Should take a while ;) Hmmm... what else.... I am a 30 year old man named Nick and my home town is near Jones Beach State Park. I hope to start bee keeping now, so that I have many years of experience in the future. Thanks for making this forum!!! i have already found alot of very helpful information!!!