I am one year into beekeeping (2015) after becoming a founding supporter of Flow Hive. I received my FH in September of 2015 (fall here) too late to start a hive. Joined Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association and used the first year to learn about bees. Took a multi-week seminar from an experienced beekeeper. I received my first nuc at the end of March (2016) and a package in April. I have two hives in a large community garden.