I have already posted a few questions to the 101 forum so am doing things backwards by NOW introducing myself.
I got dragged along to bee classes last fall by my wife. A local bee keeper who has @300 hives and is a local distributor for Mann Lake provides free education to anyone wanting to keep bees. They run four three or four (I don't recall how many) 4-hour classes on Sunday afternoons.
The wife already had a nice garden, chickens and dairy goats and wanted to expand into bees. Being honest I was pretty much dragged along, unwilling. I knew she really wanted to do the class and got the impression she wanted company on her first class so, off I went. I told her I would go to the first class and if I didn't like it, I wouldn't attend the rest, figuring she would be at ease attending the rest solo.
Well, I attended all classes and somehow have become THE beekeeper in the family.
It only took a single class before I realized that beekeeping is a rewarding hobby.
Happy to be on board.