They won't affect the wild bees at all. We started keeping bees a year ago and have noticed no effect on the other types of bees in the yard. I still have lots of bumble bees and other polinating bees. I can't imagine there not being enough food either.
Thanks, Jylgaskin! Very good to know.
I feel better about having them around if their not going to crowd out my other garden friends. Our friend said he could set up a hive for us if we wanted one to keep as our own, so this is going to be sort of a test drive.lol I'm sure I'll be back with lots of questions.