Hello and Welcome!
Are you involved with a local beekeeping club? Clubs are good places to find mentors and get connected with nearby beekeepers. Here are some links:
Also, let me recommend a blog of a beekeeper near you, David Burns in Fairmount. He has some great info on his site:
Thanks. I haven't joined any clubs yet. I had an old guy lined up to bring hives out last year, so I could learn from him. But he died before that happened.
David Burns is where my bees are coming from! I attended one of his one day classes and picked up my woodenware there.
Had to take the links out of the quotes or it wouldn't let me post.