You have read some good books.I'm from out east so can't tell you what to expect,but give the bees all the room they need as they grow.Building bee numbers is the best thing you can do right now,but if the colonies get strong be prepared with supers if you get a good flow going.
I'm finding out you can't have too much extra around.Extra boxes are always good to catch swarms or splitting hives that are busting at the seams.
If you get a strong hive,that is the one to experiment with comb honey!
Have fun at the new hobby and stop back often!!