The Slovenian AZ beehive is a way of beekeeping that will work for some and not for others. Because of its design bees might get the swarming urge more often so the monitoring should be done more often.
Protective gear is necessary, especially head gear. Beekeepers wanting to avoid getting any stings on their hands also wear beekeeping gloves. Beekeepers wanting to avoid getting any stings on their hands also wear beekeeping gloves.
If you are not sure if you want to be a beekeeper, then reading a book about it might help you decide. The books we mentioned are targeted to different audiences ranging from complete amateurs to experienced beekeepers.