Re: Have not started yet, want to but have questions
If you really get into bees, you will want those swarms for yourself. I started with one hive last year and now have 18 queenright colonies and another 7 or 8 that are in the works. I've run out of room so I am stopping after the next couple of splits, maybe. Beekeeping is fun and addicting. Order your packages or nucs for next year and sign up for a local beekeeping class.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.