I'm a newbee to this hobby. Bees are to arrive on the 19th. In the mean time I've been reading several books on the subject, attended our first bee club meeting and prepping/setting up my hive bodies (two packages coming).
I'm retired and needing a new hobby and this looked and sounded great. My wife and I have an acreage with fruit trees, garden, flowers, etc. Seriously considering starting about 3,000 sq/ft of lavender to add to the mix.
Looking forward to the 19th and learning much more about these miraculous critters.