I can't be of much help here in contributing tips to new beekeepers since I don't have any beekeeping experience.
However, the number of beekeeping questions I received in my mailbox have led me to the creation of this platform to facilitate the sharing of beekeeping knowledge and experience. I really hope this page will especially benefit newbies in beekeeping and in answering frequently asked questions such as: How do I get started? Is it expensive to start a beekeeping hobby? Where do I get the bees? How do you get bees into your garden? How big a backyard do I need? and of course also anyone who has a question about bees and their lives!