I own five acres in rural Oklahoma and was lucky enough this year to have a feral swarm settle in one of my hollow trees. I spent all spring and summer observing and photographing these bees. The more I watched, the more I wanted to learn. Started buying bee-related books. I think I've read seven or eight now, still buying more. Recently discovered the American Bee Journal, of course I had to subscribe. The decision has been made, I'll be building hives over the winter and installing packages in the spring.
Anyway, I've learned a lot over the last six months, and I look forward to learning a lot more in the next six or so before the bees arrive and my real education begins.