In Fact, I'm this:
close to making it happen.
There is a large group of folks in Austin, that have formed a club. I am hoping to offer my land as a host site for someone else. Hopefully, that situation would benefit us both.
1. I'd learn from them.
2. They'd have more hives to produce more honey for themselves.
3. Maybe they'd share a jar or two of honey??
My biggest hurdle will be Lee. He's not afraid of bees at all, just really isn't in favor of having them. I believe the fact that bees in surrounding counties have been id'd as "Africanized", plays into his thoughts. I haven't talked to him about it for several years. I think it's worth revisiting.
My interest in bees started at a very early age. Two different neighbors had bees and included me in taking care of their hives. I loved the idea that they made honey and made our gardens produce fruits and vegetables at the same time. I also loved the huuummmmmm that came from each hive. It seemed soothing instead of frightening.
So, we'll see. For now, I have to be happy with taking pictures of the bees.