Thank you for the ideas! I saw that there's a local club near me and I think I'll take your advice and join. Ends up that a brother of my mom's friend's husband (did that make any sense. lol) is an avid beekeeper and just lives down the road from me. I have his phone number and left a voice mail for him. I'm hoping he can help me out since he's got the experience. Great idea about the ventalation too. I actually read that in another post here for someone in Lousiana. Didnt even cross my mind that I should do that up here. Not to mention it gives the girs another enterance.
You spelled my name wrong! lol
I figured you had to be a ham radio op, you kinda look like one (we all look the same)! j/k
I just recently upgraded to General class and hope to get on the HF bands. But ham radio has been put on the back shelf for now. Beekeeping is all I can think about these days. I'm so excited and very thankful for this awesome forum!