You all have been my collective mentor in my beekeeping infancy. Recently I found a great beekeeping resource here NE Utah and I've learned to heed his advice. But I still like to read a lot and there seems to be 100 ways to do a split and 100 ways to prevent swarms and 100 ways to treat for mites and 100 ways to....well, you get the picture. And then I started reading Michael Bush' stuff and, oh boy, my head now feels like it's gonna explode. So I think I'm gonna stick with my mentor for what works here. In my business, we call it "stare and compare". Then after I get my beek legs, I'm going to spread my wings a little and try method 2 of 100.