In fact, a recent radio news story pointed out that there is a growing trend in women becoming beekeepers.
Here's one young woman inspecting the comb in her Top Bar hive.
(In all fairness, I do recommend new beekeepers begin by wearing protective bee suit of some kind, until you become more confident and experienced with the bees. You will then be able to 'sense' when it's safe to tend the hive without the gear, and when it would be wise to 'suit up'.)
Again, this is an invitation to all the brothers and sisters of the Warrensburg Missouri Stake who are beekeepers or who would like to become a beekeeper, to 'connect' and help each other. We talk a lot about food storage and gardening. Bees pollinate our gardens. It is wisdom to insure we take action to insure we have bees that can pollinate our gardens... so that in very difficult times we will be able to feed our families.