Hi there, I have taken an interest last winter in starting my own hive(s) in the future. I have bought a couple books, watched YouTube videos on bee keeping and follow here now trying to take in everything I can. I plan to take the leap next year and give it a shot. I live in Upstate Ny near the Betterbee company and can get supplies from them etc. What im looking for is any insight to what I can do to further prepare myself this winter and what I can do to be ready etc. Come spring time. Any lists of supplies or different products would be appreciated as well. I also plan to reach out to a local guy I buy honey from now to see if he would be willing to help mentor me along the way.