Hello, there! I am in Yorba Linda, Orange County. This is my second year of keeping bees, but neither of my hives did well last year, all the bees absconded. The drought hurt us terrible here last year. I just picked up my packages of bees this morning, so hoping to do better this year. I belong to the Orange County Beekeepers Association, and have learned quite a bit from their meetings, as well as taking an online class and reading stacks fo books. I am looking forward to learning more from this forum, and possibly meeting some nearby beekeepers.