Focus: What needs to be considered before taking the first step.
Funny... I don't have a pet and don't want one! I have many many pet bees though... oh yeah... they all have names too! LOLi'm sure there are zillions but i personally have never met a beekeeper that didnt have a pet. something about the desire and ability and intellegence and patience to care for another creature seems to be a requirement, and a decent preparation.