Hi I am new with all this. First time with bees and I might have a ton of questions Home for now is in Council Bluffs, Ia. USA Starting out with 3 hives of what the dealer said were banded Italian bees. They are pretty and seem to be peaceful. Like I said this is my first time with bees. I have a basic set up with a brood box and a super. The first order of bees got snowed in Wyoming and the driver turned up the heat and cooked 2200 packages of bees. That's a lot of bees I guess my hives are standard set ups about 1' tall, 2x2 1/2'. I dont know all of the terms yet so like I said I am a noob I am raising bees for pollination and for what honey that I can get. I have about 14 fruit trees, organic garden, black raspberries and strawberries that need the bees. It will be nice chatting with ya.