Welcome to the site and good luck. Reading up is very important and necessary for long term success. However, no amount of reading will prepare you for when they arrive and you're actually hiving them. It's exciting and terrifying at the same time. I remember thinking, "Oh you've done it this time you idiot. What the heck (PG version) were you thinking, getting into bees?" That was 6-7 years ago and though there have been bumps everything's worked out fine.