Just a little on what I'd reccomend if your thinking about getting bees as hobby to help with your gardens productivity or just for some good old honey as your reward!
Some of the terms I used are below.
Nuc- Small hive used to get splits started or to house small swarms normally 4-5 large frames.
Ten Frame- The most common hive used which consistsof 10 large
Splits- This is basically forcing the bees to make a new queen using one of several methods so you can start a new hive.
Tons of valuable proven information https://ag.tennessee.edu/EPP/Pages/Bees%20and%20Beekeeping/Publications.aspx
on this site