I looked up the link that you provided, and followed another link to local clubs. The closest club I have is an hour or more away. I have a long-time bee keeper that is closer to me than that who is willing to work with me.
I don't have anything right now but a book and a desire to learn. I may only learn that this is an interesting hobby and leave it at that. I am not willing to start a hive of my own this late in the summer just to let them die. I don't think that is proper. So, I guess at this point I am going to (hopefully) make several visits with the local bee person and see how my interest develops over the winter. If all goes well and my interest continues to grow (even more than what it already is), then I will get my own equipment in the early spring.
I read today that if I want to get a good start in the spring with bought bees and queen, I need to get an order in early. So, I will try to make up my mind in Dec or thereabouts and get an order in at that time.
In the mean time, I am going to read this book, look around at websites, and watch this forum.
Over the course of time, I joined a number of message boards for various topics. I always hate to ask a rookie question that has been asked a thousand times without at least making the attempt of a search. If I ever ask something that is a worn out question, I apologize. I try to never do that, but searches don't always turn out very productive.