Re: I guess it's official...
Good luck you are where I was last year at this time. Now I am expanding to 10 hives and am thinking about quitting my regular job so I can spend more time beekeeping and continue to expand. I made every mistake last year and even invented some new ones, both of my colonies still survived and even produced 50 lb of honey. They are both still going strong this year so these 2 will become 4 this year.
Keep it simple, join a local beekeeping association. Someone told me there are "bee-havers", "bee-keepers", and "bee-meddlers". I am trying to be a bee-keeper.
life is finite while knowledge is infinite. - Zhuang Zi