Hi everyone! I have been thinking about it for years, and finally got my first hive. I got my actual bees on Sunday and all seems well. I have been attending our local county beekeeper club meetings and have learned a lot. I am sure there is and will be a lot more to learn. I have read the book Beekeeping for Dummies, which has been great. I hope to do well this year and hopefully get a second hive next year. I would appreciate any tips and advice, since I am new to this. I did have a robbing situation my very first day! I was using an outside feeder, which is now on the inside of the hive. I am on a dead end street with lots of woods on over an acre of land. I am hoping the bees will help pollinate my garden. It's sad because as a kid we saw honey bees everywhere. This last few years I have been lucky to find one or two flying around.