Hi Chris & welcome! So you're in the research phase, good for you. Have you bought any equipment or set anything up yet? I think finding a local mentor and/or bee class first is a great idea. It's nuts how many choices there are for tweaking your system, but there are some basics that are important to understand. One being how crucial your knowledge of your own local climate is to your bees' success.
If you haven't found any local beekeepers or classes by googling, I'd check to see if there's an ag extension office near you, ask around at a feed store, and look for local honey being sold at your market that might have a name & address on the label. I'm thinking you might also have an Amish community near you too - beekeeping is common among Amish & other traditional farmers.
Who knows, maybe someone not far away will pop up here on the forum
Good luck & keep in touch!