Jealous guy here.
True story: I had the space and everything to do it. Got a bunch of obscure and neat/rare books on beekeeping and read up for 6 months. Around this time I see an ad that some widow is GIVING AWAY her husbands beekeeping equipment, local pick up only, right around the corner from me. I call them up and its legit, a 10 or 12 hive full blown set up, probably worth $1000+ IIRC. She didn't care about the money, and really just wanted someone who was interested to enjoy, and to drop off a jar of honey every year so she could remember her husband's hobby. Also around this time, I had just started seeing this girl a month or two prior to all this. On the day I am going out to get the hives, I tell her casually what I am about to do. There is a silence over the phone, and then she tells me that she has had three anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, the first requiring an ER visit, and the other two with an epi-pen. Her throat closes in about 2 minutes.
10 years later, we are married with kids. No bees.