@racheous G’day Rachel.
I’m a NewBee my first Flow should be coming in September as well.
I’m in the UK and fell in quickly - I have read and studied loads since February, non stop.
I got 2 NUC’s of bees Wednesday last week, one is last years Queen and laying profusely - Have already settled the NUC into a Brood Box. Probably wont get any honey this year unless today’s Summer that has finally kicked of lasts well into September.
My second NUC is this years Queen and she is chugging along - may get her in a brood box by the end of July and stores for next winter but not much more.
So far I have learnt you need patience, ask loads of questions than then some, after a bit you can start interpreting the answers you get and work out who best to rely on.
Join a local bee keepers association - a Must - 10 bee keepers will give you 11 answers, you need to learn enough to work out what will work best in your circumstances. Keep an open mind, you may want to revise some of you thoughts at an early point because when people tell you to do something and you can’t see why, they probably have not told you the full story. getting the facts behind the answer will help you to see why a particular way is better.
Think on your feet, go with gut reactions,
Best of all you will just love having bees!