My name's Vince* and I will be becoming a beekeeper in a few months. Right now my experience is that I've read some of a single book, so, not much. Come February, 2013, I will be moving with my landlords from the US to Panama. Once we get there, we're hoping to have enclosed Apiaries for very specific types of honey**. Now, right now we're just thinking about how to care for the bees, but a lot of what we are planning requires knowing the land we'll be keeping them on.
I plan to do a lot of watching and reading via these forums, so if you feel there is something important I need to know (and I'll be doing my best to find it myself) then be sure to scoot me in the right direction.
*: My name is kinda obvious, given my screen name...
**: I've been told it's not practical to be able to net in bees to keep them confined to certain plant types.