I'm just getting started this year... my first three packages arrive later this month. It's something I've wanted to do since I was a small child. Now that I have 1 1/2 acres in the country, thought it was time to do it, especially since we have a small apple orchard down the road a bit, and tons of berry bushes of every variety, as well as your varied assortments of wildflowers of all denominations. All of the neighbors are supportive (we have a wonderful group of families here) and have offered to take all of my excess honey off my hands (and they'll even pay for it...)
I also have a farm and a commercial orchard/berry farm wanting to talk to me about renting some hives, so if things go well this year, I plan to expand. Don't plan to get rich, I really just want to help out as much as possible. Any profits would go right back into the bees for the following year, trying to make it a self-sustaining hobby, if there is such a thing!