I would guess your largest problems in starting out will be small hive beetles and fire ants. the latter seems to somewhat limit the first... so in some respects the fire ant is now your friend. you do want to keep the ants out of the hive until it is able to defend itself.
All the advice offered so far is great. :thumbsup:
I would also like to Welcome you to the forum (I see this was your first post) If you've been visiting you already know this is a great place to find answers to questions with it all being offered in a friendly way. :mrgreen: