Nothing is wrong with getting in a hive weekly, and for the curious, every few days is not too bad - that twice weekly look gets old after a while. But until then, to take off the outer cover and pull a frame shouldn't be a big issue if you have gentle bees. You really need to learn ow well bees take to basic interaction.
If you go in and surgically look at stuff - then by all means smoke - I like to push 4 to 5 good cool smoke puffs into the entrance, wait five minutes and repeat - 5 minutes later, have a smoker near by, but all should go good for a good 20 minnutes.
Remember, look for young larva, not for a queen. If you see eggs - then all the better, but LARVA shows that a queen was present as early as 6 days ago, eggs will by you 5 days.
Bekeep wisely - but you make a good thought concening one issue: if you are going to enter the hive often, make sure you keep the frame rails and all frame parts WAX FREE where they meet. If you take off propolis and wax from often removed frames, your adventure into the hive is GREATLY less seen as a threat and the bees remain calm.
Your first big job once you have established a hive is to think UPWARDS not OUTWARDS, not unless you are only growing bees, but if you want to create a viable hive, let them fill the first super with a mix of everything, and BEES KNOW when you give then added supers (any depth) that it is meant for honey, not brood. Keep JUST ahead of their growth, but look for signs weekly, not every day - they need a chance to bee bees, they don't understand our world, but they know if YOU are a threat, I think the way you interact with them, and to them just be another bee doing some bee thing - you will be better off.
Once a week is enough (personally) you an always give it one great insppection once a week rather than a peek every few days. Or (and this might float your boat) inspect frames 1-5 on a monday and then inspect frames 6-10 on a Thursday. There, that's twice a week and EACH WEEK the whole hive gets looked at fully.
See - we can all get along - but remember, your best friend is that smoker.