Your story sounds quite familiar, I first got interested in late October of last year, did a ton of information gathering, and started with Two Nucs in January. As it sits now, I've got 1o hives and I spent yesterday trying to figure out how many more frames I need to order and how many more boxes I want to build. :laugh:
I would give you fair warning that the hobby is a bit addictive, but it sounds like you've already figured that part out. :-D
What equipment direction have you decided to go...Deeps/Mediums, Wax/Plastic or Foundationless, Solid or SBB? etc? etc?
Welcome to the forum, this place can be a great resource...don't be afraid to use it. Just keep in mind that if you ask 3 Beeks a question, you're likely to get at least 4 different answers. :laugh:
While this can be confusing, It's all good information to have. My approach on any given issue has been to gather any and all opinions and then to do what seemed "right" for me and my situation. I'm still VERY GREEN as a Beek, but this approach has served me well so far.
Good Luck to you and your Bees! :)