What text do you use? I'm a beginner. Purchased 4 books that contradict each other.
Berkeley County West Virginia beekeeping
An old saying is that if you ask 5 beekeepers an opinion, you will get 6 answers.
Here at Penn State, we use Beekeeping Basics, http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-093
Only a portion of the manual is on-line as the remaining chapters need to be purchased.