Number one thing I've heard and tell anyone I'm helping, get into the hive and learn by touching. If you don't look at the hive all the time, and open it every week or so, you can't learn what is good and bad. Yes you might kill your hive because you go into it to much, but the education you get from it the first year will not only love the bees more, but set you up for success with the bees the next year. Plus, that's why you have 2 hives right?