Last Aug. I got my first colony of bees. You are very fortunate to be in a position where you already found the forums before you built your hive! I would suggest checking out Michael Bush's site. I'm not allowed to post a URL but just google bush farms or Michael Bush. You'll find it.
and do some research on small cell comb. If I knew then what I know now...I would have done everything differently. Also, beesource is the only other forum I've ever been to, but Dee Lusby has lots of info on small cell comb & natural cell comb. Good luck with your endeavor, and keep an open mind!