Hello! I just started my Top Bar hive about a month ago and am very enthusiastic about the hobby! Everyone says to check out nmbeekeepers.org.
In a little over a month, the 4 bars of comb has grown; the original bars, which were maybe 1/2 to 3/4 full at most, are now totally full, another 5 bars are at least starting to grow comb, and I’ve gone through about 15 pounds of sugar keeping them fed! They have started bringing home pollen though, there are some small flowers growing in my neighborhood.
Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping. I am new to this hobby too, but I find Valentia County a good place to raise bees. Harvested honey last Sunday and my bees seem to find lots of pollen and nectar here. Good Luck!