Re: I'm new to beekeeping and I just hived my bees.
I am a firm believer that "less is more" in beekeeping. There is an old adage that there are "bee-havers" (beekeepers who don't do enough), "bee-keepers", and "bee-meddlers" (beekeepers that do too much). Most first-time beekeepers fall into the bee-meddlers category, myself included, it is only natural to want to see what is going on inside the hive. It sounds like you haven't found a good local mentor yet. Keep looking, check if you have a local beekeeping club (most counties do). Ignore the know-it-alls and find someone who has consistent success with honey production and colony survival.
Good luck, and welcome to beekeeping!
life is finite while knowledge is infinite. - Zhuang Zi