About bees & beekeeping Should I keep bees? Should I keep bees? Beekeeping is a wonderful and ancient craft! We recommend making contact with your Local Association who will run courses at special times of the year which will induct you into the magical world of beekeeping. By taking part in an 'Introduction to Beekeeping' course, you will benefit from a necessary and important understanding of the level of responsibility required to become a good beekeeper. Most associations support the course with a visit to a local apiary where you can handle bees before you make the investment in equipment and your honey bees.