Can i suggest just a little thing, but is a very important one:
start with minimum 2 hives If you have 2 hives, you can swap 1-2 brood-frame to the weaker family so you will ever have 2 good hives.
when you open an hive, you can benefit from the other hive roof as support for smoker, sheet-notes or a digital camera.
Digital camera is very important at beginning if you benefit from others beekeepers around the world, like here :-D we are a lucky generation!
greeting from Italy