I’m looking to start my first hive next spring. I’d been rolling the idea around for a while and the mrs surprised me with an 8 frame hive kit. I’ve been reading tons and most everything makes sense on inspections and keeping bees healthy from mites, beetles, moths, etc. I’m sure once I open the hive with bees in it for the first time I’ll be back with tons of questions.
As far as for getting started I don’t know anyone else in my area who keeps bees. I’m also not sure where is a good place to order from and was hoping for opinions. I’m located just outside Yosemite National park in California and would prefer to buy from someone local if possible.