This was me last year when I started my first hive. Needless to say, my colony didn't survive the winter, but the bees left me 25 pounds of honey, from that point I was hooked.
So this year I invested in another hive and and we're giving it another try.
So far so good. I've had the bees for 10 days and they're already on their 3rd jar of feed and I added another super today. All looks good so far!