Hello everyone! I am a first year beekeeper in Zuni, Virginia - or will be on April 9th when I get my bees! I have always wanted to raise bees but never took the first step until this year. I purchased 4 hives and have 4 packages of bees on the way. Like most other newbieâ€™s, I have been reading book after book, reading forums, watching videos, subscribed to two magazines, and am going to the next meeting of the local beekeepers association. Bees are fascinating and I have to admit I am already hooked. One of the best parts of beekeeping is the beekeeping community who seem to go out of their way to offer help and support. I will be learning from all of you!