I am keeping bees in the US. Two traditional Langstroths and one Flow hive.
However, beekeeping here is quite different. Varroa is rife, Argentine ants rob the hive of honey and Africanized bees are everywhere. Around 60% of swarms here are Africanized, so I am very wary of catching "free bees". Living in California is very nice, but we have had a long term drought, so the nectar flow was very sparse for the last couple of years. This year is completely different, and our hive is gaining 400 to 900 grams per day. Nice change for a season.