My bees are in plain site from the house windows, and there are two chairs sitting right by the hive. My wife went with me to pick up our first nuc, and by the time we were home she had adopted them all. While I originally thought I woudl be doing this on my own, it has turned out very different. We have spent many hours in the chairs just a few feet from the hives. It is our favorite place to talk and decompress.
I wish you all the luck with the upcoming packages. It has turned into something very enjoyable for us, and I hope the same for you.