I really want to keep bees. To me honey and beeswax would just be the "extras" from seeing the fascination of a hive at work. I've read a zillion books and it still amazes me how intellegent these creatures are and they system they have. I swear if they had bigger brains, they and ants could take over the world! :haha: :haha: :haha: Just one slight problem........we're scared to death to try it! We're whimps when it comes to pain and being stung! We would not be investing in a beesuit, and I did read the thread how so many of you don't wear any protective gear at all. I keep feeling we are missing out on a wonderful hobby to not give it a try, but I just can't mustar up the courage! Where any of the rest of you afraid to try it in the beginning and how do you feel about it now? I can't imagine that initial panic when the bees arrive and you hear all that loud buzzing!