Hello Beekeepers:

Recently I've gotten this bee in my bonnet that I may enjoy beekeeping, but before I pursue gaining more knowledge about this hobby I first want to know:

1.) Is beekeeping a full-time job? or can one do beekeeping on evenings and weekends?

2.) I love to travel and wonder if beekeepers can leave their hives on their own for 2-3 weeks at a time a year? Do bees need care everyday?

Before I invite these fascinating creatures into my life I want to make sure I can give them the kind of care they need.

Your advice is appreciated.