Few talks about pastures. Yes, hives are on backyard - what pastures?
But honey comes from pastures, from flowers. It is same what you do with frames and combs.
Beekeeping on beginners level seems to be more mess than some procedure. It is more and more "equipment sports" without goal. - Sorry!
But keep cool! DON'T DO LIKE I SAY BUT USE YOUR OWN BRAINS!
hehehe- I had acres of clover planted 7 months before I got my first bee's, its about honey for me, I would like to start raising queens for more hives and maybe one day sale a few, but I spent half my beekeeping time on a tractor get pastures ready. already have clover planted, and after the clover bloom, going to plant buchwheat, have filled my yard up with fruit trees and have put in 3 large flower beds for beebalm and other bee attracting plants. I really do love this beekeeping thing.