Welcome to the forum.
This forum is great for learning things that work or not work for others. This does not mean everything will work for you but it gives you a heads up what to look for. Concider keeping a journal of your activities and those of the bees .Most of us also learn from our mistakes that are easier to see from a journal then our memory.
Also look for local clubs and a good mentor, as you can gain experience helping your mentor. -Mike