Bill welcome. I have been a member of this forum for a couple of months and have found it to be a wonderful place for learning, listening to new beekeepers, ones that have had some experience and then the obvious gurus of the field, many having spent over 50 years among the bees.
Ask your questions, read the posts, you will learn all the time and learning is good. I have been keeping bees for 2 years now and can't wait to implement much of the knowledge that I have gained through this resource the short time that I have been here. Great day. Cindi