Thanks for the welcome. I bought my first two hives in May and managed to capture two swarms some weeks later. Since my first post yesterday I have just harvested my first super. I am learning everything from a book but it got very messy with a book in one hand and and goo everywhere else! My neighbours tell me I am too late to recover honey. It seems to be working OK. Could they mean it is a problem with the temperature being lower. It is about 19 deg C at moment or are there other issues?