My neighbor got a beehive at a local auction for $10 about 8 months ago. We've been talking about getting some bees and we finally did. We watched a few videos on Youtube and got our bees in the hive with no problems. We were having an issue with fire ants right away. I googled the problem and found out that we could put the hive on a table with the table legs inside tuna cans filled with vegetable oil to deal with the ants. So far so good.
I'm looking forward to learning more about these amazing creatures. I'm also looking forward to having better pollination in my garden this year.