I think it safest to base our assumption, that bee culture, in some respects is a hazardous business, even amongst the most thorough and careful.
A.I. Root 1882
I'm contemplating becoming a beekeeper. Yes, you read correctly; a beekeeper. Why, you ask. Because it has grabbed my attention and has piqued my interest.
An internet acquaintance set up her first hives three days ago. She lives about 30 minutes away, so I will have the opportunity to visit and see for myself if I want to jump into bees. I have a limited time to decide, as the bee season is now underway.
There is a startup cost that, while not huge, is large enough to give some consideration to. Especially considering my own economic downturn. On the other hand, I have a perfect spot to place hives, a fenced area which hasn't had horses on it for several years (it was eroding badly) that has been allowed to go wild. And there is full sun all day, which is ideal. I will seed it in wildflowers to add to the abundance of clover that is already there. My honey will be floral, as a result. I also have an old apple tree and a lot of flowers on the property, so it is a given.
I have to decide.