Bees in my bonnet

I've been thinking about keeping bees for a while so I went to a "How-to" class last week by Julie Larsen at Nisse Farm down near Manteno, IL through the Center for Sustainable Community.
After a mere 2.5 hours I think I'm totally ready!  Or I'm crazy, but I'm sure I'll find that out sooner or later in any case...
I'm preparing to put two hives on the roof of my condo building in East Ukrainian Village this year, starting really soon.  We've got LivingRoom Realty and LivingRoom Gallery.  Watch out world here comes LivingRoom Honey Co-op!

Here are a couple photos from Nisse Farm of the hives and some class attendees.

Nisse 1

Nisse 3

Nisse 2