We have always wanted honey bees and we finally got a hive in May of 2013. The grandkids love going to the hive with PaPa. They are such great science lessons! We didn't expect much honey in the first year, but because of all of the rainfall and an abundance of wildflowers, we extracted a large amount. The final count was 18 large containers. I love honey! I drink it in my hot tea and put it on my toast every morning. Next year, we hope to get another hive and hopefully start selling honey. Meanwhile our large family is enjoying it!