My husband will put up with about anything as long as the honey keeps flowing.
When I first suggested getting bees back in the 1980s, he was adamantly against it. I got them any way, and within a few weeks, he was so fascinated he wanted his own veil and gloves. He never gets in the hives, mind you, but he liked to watch me from time to time and wanted some protection. Now he realizes he can walk around the hives without worry.
He mentioned the other day if he wants to find me, the two places he always looks first are either at my computer or by the hives, cause that's where I usually am: either on this site or out watching my girls.