Hello, All! I'm Kevin and I'm from Omaha. I have a new interest in bees -- our family has a small acreage with about 8 apple trees and a couple of pear trees (the land is 5 acres with a small spring-fed pond). Our yields have bee low and my Dad and I thought that adding a hive or two might help. The trees we have were from small cuttings of my Grandpa's original trees in Wisconsin (they have since been destroyed). A friend of his always kept a few hives on his property for the pollination. The more I read, however, the more interesting this becomes. I built my own Warre hive. I figured that this would be my preference for starting out. Here's a picture of it: The darker box on top is the top feeder. The only problem is, I don't have any bees (I missed ordering them by a few weeks). I've become a member of our local Bee Club and have had the support of BigBear (a member of the forum here) and hoping he'll find a swarm for me to use. I've been lurking the forum and found the information to be very valuable and the folks especially friendly. I'm glad most everyone likes to share information because I'll be open to anything to get started. Best to all!