A very warm welcome to all our beginner beekeepers. This forum is a place for you to share your experiences as you learn more about beekeeping, and for you to ask lots of questions. Every beekeeper started as a beginner at some point (in my case that was only three years ago!) and it's always best to ask for help with anything you're unsure about rather than struggle on in the dark. The chances are that a number of others were wondering the same thing but hadn't plucked up the courage to ask!