Anna, welcome to the forum. You are an interesting lady and I can't wait to get to know you better.
I can't imagine why you are still single either, you must get all kinds of hunters coming in to have their trophies stuffed. Maybe you are shy or not picking up on their signals
So, gotta get those bees since you are all ready.
I did the same as you, researched for over a year and started getting my equipment last year and just got my first bees last week.
Its good to take your time and feel prepared.
You will find so much information here that you won't have to worry about not knowing anything about anything to do with bees.
The folks here are the nicest around.
Please order your bees right away so that you don't miss out. Places sell out early and I would really hate for you to be disappointed.