Does anyone here have any experience in bee keeping?
I most certainly do not. Shortly though I will be embarking on this incredible hobby. I am hoping to use this to log my amazement and missteps along the way. If you are interested I will be using a copper composite topped Top Bar Hive similar to the one pictured at the top. Made by an enthusiastic keeper at https://superiorbeesupply.com/. The hive arrives in a few days for me to assemble and stain, bee's are on order for April installation, and most importantly I am learning new things every day.
So if you end up following along, set your expectations to low with a good chance of catastrophic failure. Ask questions because maybe I haven't asked it yet. Prepare yourself for grammatical failings and poor spelling. Overall though I do hope its informative.