Hi and welcome to the forum. If you are interested in starting beekeeping now would be a good time to gain knowledge before the season starts in spring. Do lots of reading and research on the topic and define what you want to get from it.
WARNING! Beekeeping can be addictive so if you can’t afford an addiction there are other ways of helping the local pollinators.
If you are happy to begin, order your gear and prepare your boxes during the winter, find a local place that sells nucs ( you may have to pre order those before spring) and you can begin next season.
Sounds like you’re keen, Daz. Join your local club and go to the meetings. They might still have field days (hands on time with bees) before it gets too cool. Be wary of YouTube. Some practices in other countries may be illegal here or at least against the Biosecurity Code of Practice. There’s plenty to learn and prepare for your first colony in spring. Have fun.