This is a shameless rip off of a similar post on a similar forum but now I'm entering year 2 and hence now know everything there is to know about beekeeping
I thought it might be interesting and hopefully useful.
1) Don't buy anything until you've done a couple of inspections at your local association or with another beekeeper.
The first time we opened up a hive I will admit, in my best Asterix, to thinking "@*!%%^". I got