If you've ever been tempted to keep bees, find your local beekeeping group and start to attend meetings.
You will meet a range of beekeepers from beginners to experienced, and get a sense for what it takes to successfully raise bees.
Members will also be sharing beekeeping adventures, which will also give you a forum to ask questions. I enjoy Mid-Missouri Beekeeping Association meetings because I can take my challenges to them and get a variety of possible answers.
It's also fun to spend a few hours with a group learning and enjoying bees.