Bringing it back to beekeeping...there is no special secret sauce. You will have the same growing pains we all do. You do what works and learn from your mistakes. "By the book" frequently means Buy the Book and those same experts with hidden knowledge will gladly sell you more bees when yours die.
I'd spend the off-season prepping and lining up the equipment and figuring out your bee source for the 2022 season.
And no more.
Quite possibly the best advice so far.
TF is a lofty goal, and I found a path not worth treading, to put it simply I got tired of buying bees every spring, and rarely getting a decent honey crop. If someone cracks the secret we all would like to jump on the bandwagon, assuming it actually works.