I've been camping out on this site for weeks. I've recently moved to Pittsburgh from Florida and have finally taken the plunge and ordered a nuc. I have my hive prepared and have found a place to put it. (I live on a small lot in the city).
I have a few questions that I couldn't find on this site or Michael Bush's (thanks Michael). I've bought plastic foundation with beeswax coating, but plan on doing the crush and strain method for honey and beeswax extraction. (can't afford a two frame extractor!). What do you do with the foundation after you scrape off the beeswax and honey? Wash it in soapy water? Just put it back in the hive?
Secondly, the person I'm buying the bees from has found a place for me to put them, on a friend's farm. If someone lives in the city, how do they find a place to put their bees?