is not how I would describe keeping bees.
It is not " fun " to be repeatedly stung by angry and defensive bees doing what they do naturally, protect their colony. You will be STUNG and depending on how your body reacts you will quickly decide weather to continue with the bees or not.
If per chance the bees you acquire are very agressive and defensive that can be very upsetting to you and takes some getting used too. Having thousands and thousands of bees buzzing and swarming around you will be very impressive to say the least. Some folks can take stings with little effect and others not. You will not know how you react until you are involved and stung. Furthermore just having all those bees swarming and butting into your face net can make you nervous and aprehensive, believe me.
That being said, fooling around with bees is very interesting and rewarding;
Not just in eventually eating the honey but in the whole process. They are simply fascinating and I just like to visit my hives just to see what is going on at different times of the day, every day. I keep two hives near my house for my education and I do, randomly get stung for my curiosity when I least expect, but I continue to visit. I don't open the boxes very often, since there is not much need to and I believe in less is more.
If you spend some time reading these boards you will find all manner of advice, hints, suggestions, how to's, and all is good. However the actual hands on work is a bit different when you open your hive for the first inspection and actually see bees in action. Example is sometimes bees build comb everywhere in the wrong places and just make a mess of things. Then you have to cut the frames apart to pull them out dripping honey and making a further mess, but you have to try and keep the frames seperated from each other by cutting the unwanted comb out. You shouldn't let the burr comb building get out of hand. Then again, most times you will find perfectly filled frames and that is gratiying. What I'm saying here is that you can read and see images about things going on in a beehive but until you actually get hands on experience you will not really understand completly what is involved. I hope I'm making some sorta sense here???
So, get involved. You might just like get your jollies off doing the bees???