Welcome to our forum:
Thank you for taking the time to join our forum, you will find that there are several young members all around your age are young beekeepers both new and senior beekeepers even at such a young age.
Just thinking back, it was when I was 14 that I begin beekeeping, I've learned it through a classmate of mine who was the son of a state naturalist.
He kept 11 beehives on his property and one afternoon, I was invited to assist my friend in collecting honey from his beehives! This, was the beginning of my lifetime copy of beekeeping.
Just as technical note, I am typing this using my voice only, often use Microsoft voice recognition software to type most of my posts-so I thought you being younger person, you would enjoy a this interesting way to communicate hands free. I wish that most cell phone and PDA applications allows such easy interface.
So enjoy the forum and I am sure that you will enjoy our wonderful membership, collectively we have thousands of years of beekeeping experience, that is a very good start for anyone either new to beekeeping, or at least a very good reference location.