...but you could always put a lightbulb in the box and make biltong!
Seriously though, I would love to be able to do this. A cousin of mine kept bees for most of his life - I just wish I'd spent the time to learn from him before he died.
There seems to be more interest in beekeeping of late. The last person in our village to keep bees stopped a few years ago, but I've heard recently of a couple of people who are starting.
Get in touch with your local association
, they may offer training courses.