Hello. I'm from Southern New Jersey and have for my entire life been fascinated by nature. As a child, I played throughout the pine barrens catching snakes and anything else that caught my fancy. A few eeks and then I would let them go. Birds, fish, small mammals etc. Fishing is also been my passion. I was alwaysd fascinated by bees, and theri habits. I now have a property to call my own and want to get started beekeeping. I may have begun my research too late for this year, but I am attempting to get up and running quickly in the hope I may begin this year. I have hundreds of questions and I will begin asking them in their appropriate sections. thanx for having me.