I am not so sure Hivemaker,I have seen at least 2 articles this month in magazines aimed at back to the land green type readers that are asking everyone to take up beekeeping,I think many are after pet bees.
Think I may go import some of those nice Italian bees and go sell them to the beeks.
Not so Polyanwood. You, as a beginner want to enjoy your bees and learn as much as you can as quickly as you can. As you gain experience and therefore confidence your priorities will probably change and temper will drop down the list.