I have been wanting to get a hive of bees started this summer and I was wondering what breeds might be good for a beginner living in the Northern Midwest. Would I want a more gentler breed or should I get a semi-agressive breed so they will defend themselves better as I would have to ekep them out of town (I still haven't figured out where I could keep them). With this being said, I would also like to take some recommendations on what books I may want to get. I also have contacted a local bee keeping club so wish me luch! Thanks for the input.