Beekeeping is not for the faint of heart. It is hard work, and even with a lot of hard work, sometimes you will have problems to deal with. More than likely, you will have issues. There are so many challenges with beekeeping these days. In Arizona there is colony collapse, Africanization of most to all bees, distinct weather variations, and few mentors, just to name a few. Before starting beekeeping, you should look at a few classes while finding someone to mentor you. Also, joining a beekeeping group can offer much support.