Sounds like a great place for an observation hive! Relatively cheap to build, not very cheap to buy ($300-$700) but very fascinating to watch and a simple exit hose to a nearby window and you are in business.
By the Way, welcome to the forum if I hadn't already said so. Just finished with a 48 hour cold spell - 8-15 degrees, 10-30mph winds, what a horrible double I did at work during the cold. I'm a boilerman at Naval Lakehurst and I was doing 4 sets of 2 hour rounds to 42 buildings and hangars in 16 hours time - I'm totally whooped and frankly, I think I'm gonna start turning down overtime because I'm just getting beatup by it.
I listen to books on CD which I get from our county library system. I think I would go nuts if it weren't for having this option of listening to full unabridged books read by professional readers while I'm out doing the buildings. I average about 80 to 100 books a year, I doubt that I'd be able to read 10 otherwise, so it is a real blessing to me.
So, I'm back to bed for a while, tollay achy and pooped today. My mom is in a rehab facility trying to get strength back into her legs and lower back - she will be there for 2 more weeks and hopefully when she gets home, she'll be more stable and sound on her feet. Luckily, she has been to this nursing facility before and likes the people there, so I sleep well knowing that she is cared for and that she is comfortable there.
It's busy around Beemaster Central - I'm looking at about 20 posts that I want to read, now if I can keep my eyes open - lol. Best of luck and stick around the forum, you will learn a bunch about keeping bees by time you are actually ready to keep them.