I do not recommend kits. They give you equipment that is not needed and the price doesn't save you that much. It is best to ask yourself what you want to accomplish you first year. Obtain a good such as Beekeeping for Dummies
as a reference.
Things to consider:
1. Starting with 2 or 3 hives is better because it you make a fatal mistake on one hive you're still in the game. A single hive is not forgiving.
2. I recommend uniformity of equipment. Having everything the same size solves a lot of problems. Check out www.beekeepersvoice.com/articles/bray/
and then click on the article on uniformity.
3. Buying multiples of equipment will save you more each purchase than you can get buying kits. If the dealer offers a discount if you buy six medium supers over buying five the sixth is essentially free.
4. buy more than what you think you're going to need. An extra heavy honey flow or athe opportunity to catch a swarm are serendipity that happens--it's best to be prepared for it.
5. Find a Mentor, www.beekeepersvoice.com/mentor
may have a listing for one near you.
6. Keep an open mind, think about the advice you're given, and don't be afraid to delve into new ideas.
That should get you started.