I love the idea of the bees but have had trouble with keeping them. I just don't know what to do.
We had a friend of a friend come over to give us a quick inservice and that helped. What also helped is Masterson's Garden Center in East Aurora. They are the bee authority in the area and stock all manner of bee accoutrement. I participated in the beeekeeping apprenticeship program. Look for honey, beeswax soap and candles in the near future!
I've dubbed this beekeeping suite my "BuzzMat" suit because I feel as though I am doing some sort of abatement when I wear it (like a HazMat suit). You can see our hive neglect led to some interesting hive formations.