This spring I decided to act on a interest in beekeeping and purchased two hives which are almost through their first spring and summer seasons and doing great. I would recommend this to everyone. There is a little start-up cost for hives, equipment, and bees, but little work and great rewards. Unfortunately, due to getting my bees hived so late in the season, no honey this year. However, next year I am looking forward to getting more hives and a lot of honey.