The internet and this forum is your friend....Make use of both, the good news is there's a lot of good information available. The bad news is there's no one right answer to almost any question. So be prepared to filter through a lot of different opinions and be ready to make a decision that you feel works best for you and your bees.
Also, finding someone in your area willing to share their knowledge that's willing to let you get some hands on experience would be invaluable. Start looking and asking around...Trying to locate a local bee club is always a good place to start.