Hello and Welcome!
Glad you found us. This is a great forum to learn about bees. I use the forum's 'seach' function a lot. Very often I find that the question I have has been discussed previously so I can find an answer immediately. If you're impatient - like me - that's very useful!
Are you connected with a local beekeeping group? I've been fortunate to learn a great deal from other beekeepers, so I always recommend getting involved. Is this club near you?http://www.nekba.org/
Are your two boys interested in bees as well? We homeschool as well, but bees are strictly "Dad's thing".
We're looking forward to reading about your adventures with bees!