KS Wife. Welcome to our forum, this will be a place that will be a great help to you, as you go down the road with the bees. We have members that are long time beekeepers, new beekeepers and some that don't even have bees. Your questions will be answered, and you will have hundreds of them, every question is important and will get answers, never feel a question is dumb and does not deserve an answer.
Please update your profile so we know where in Kansas you live, that will help out alot when questions are answered (I always think of Dorothy when I hear Kansas, hee, hee).
You home school your children, that is alot of work, my Cousin does that too and has for 8 years, I take my hat off to you all that homeschool your children, that is a beautiful thing and takes lots of work, but quality schooling for surely.
Tell us your stories, adventures, you will find that the more you know the more you will want to know, you will be held captive under the spell of the honeybee, we all are. Welcome, have the most wonderful and beautiful day, Cindi