Stove Pipe: My partner is currently teaching in Desoto, TX if you are interested in klearning more.....checkout the class at www.beegirl.biz
. She'd love to have you join. She's only done one class so far but would catch you up quickly after class this week-end.
I am new to beekeeping and it's a great hobby. I'd suggest you look into and maybe the mead making would come as gifts for the neightbors for you have bees LOL.
Let me know if you'd any bee info