You will enjoy every minute you spend with your son building the bee hive. Get him a veil and gloves too so he can join you on your further adventures in beekeeping. Go to GI Joe's, or similar, and buy a military surplus mosquito net. It is light and easy to use and usually only costs about $4-5 bucks. It also makes a good one to carry around for those unexpected swarms etc. I bought 3 when I had the chance and wish I'd bought twice as many. I don't have enough to let all my grandkids watch at the same time.
Anything Dads and kids can spend together doing is well worth the time.