Hello to a fellow Michigander
This is my 1st year and I started two hives, I say "just do it" you'll love it.
Read whatever you can get your hands on, do some searches on this forum you'll see all kinds of book recommendations.
The people in this forum have been my only mentors, they are knowledgable and friendly with a great sense of humor.
It is well run by the "Beemaster" which is so important in any forum.
Good luck to you,