It has come to my attention that there are several beekeepers on the forum. Rather than clutter up the reputation thread I figured I'd start a dedicated thread. So beekeepers sound off! How long have you been beekeeping? How many hives do you maintain? I'm brand new to it. My goal this year is just to figure out what I like and how I want to do things. I just installed my first package yesterday. I will have two hives. First is all mediums and the package I installed yesterday, the second all deeps and will be getting a Nuc. I sourced my queens through separate breeders. I'm going foundationless except for one frame with foundation to get them started. I was surprised at my level of anxiety yesterday after I installed the package. I was relieved this morning to see they are still there and I'm anxious to open up the hive and see how they are doing.