I like to, but not with kids living at home. I have an average suburban backyard and I want my kids to be able to run around and throw a cricket ball or whatever without worrying about getting chased by angry bees if they bump a hive. I'd love to one day though. My inlaws had a beehive and it was really great having access to local raw honey.
If I had a lot more backyard than what I have, I may consider it.....If I knew I could.
It's a wonderful idea........but sadly I have a back of the house is only 3 meters wide by 10 long :(
Way too small.
It's a great idea and we have the space but I would be too afraid of getting stung.
My husband and I were once staying at a B&B in Metung and the gentleman there had a hive.
I've recently seen hives on TV where the honey drains into jars and the bees don't have to be disturbed. It's called a Flow Hive. http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2897580/big-buzz-for-honey-on-tap/ Of course,if it was the honeycomb you wanted this wouldn't work.
I have had bee hives n my back yard, as my husband used to keep bees,they are great for pollination ifyou have fruit trees and veggie plants, but if you get a nasty queen and she breeds nasty workers that not so much fun as they do give a chase.