Stoli, welcome to our forum. Is your preference to be called Shauna or Stoli when people speak to you here? I am curious, you will find that out. You have a nice little setup with your two loved ones, and two acres is a beautiful sized property. The bees will enhance your bounty from your gardens, with food and flowers. You are studying about the bees, that is wonderful, can you knit and read at the same time, hee, hee. I know I am a knitter in many years gone by and I could read and knit at the same time. That is cool eh?
Read, study, order your bees. When the time comes for you to actually get the bees to come to your home, your will be so excited it will make your head swim. The more that you learn and the more that you feel comfortable, the more you just can't wait to get your "hands on" these beautiful creatures of nature that we are so fortunate to be able to be a part of. You will be held under their spell, as so many of us beekeepers are. Aspire to be a great beekeeper, and that you will, that fine day. Have a most wonderful day and life, love life and great health to us all. Cindi