Starting to bee keep in about a week and some change, real nervous… do I have everything I need?
I got my hive tools n such, I've got my glove and suit, got my bees on the way, got my sugar to make sugar syrup, got my smoker, getting my langstroth hives set up this week(one deep, one medium each) with cinder blocks, wood planks, and some stuff to put on the ground to set the hives up on. Grabbing a mister this weekend to spray the bees with water/sugar water while I get em out of the package. I think I'm pretty prepared to start this… I'm just nervous for some reason despite reading and studying so much. Any tips you want to give a beekeeper before he goes and keeps his bees? I live in north/central virginia, farm hardiness zone 7!