Is is my first year of beekeeping. I started because someone told me that local honey was the best way to treat allergies. While I haven't even tried local honey as a cure, I'm hooked on beekeeping. I started with supplies from Too Be or Not Too Bee. They were extremely helpful in setting me up with the tools I needed. YouTube and the Internet continue to provide a vast amount of knowledge.
My 5 frame NUC came from Highland Bees. The bees seem to be very laid back but in the 2 weeks I've had them, the amount of work they've done has been astonishing.
Before this adventure I could care less about bees or insects in general but now have a strong desire to help these creatures thrive.