"I am an illegal urban beekeeper. In my small Midwest town bees are classified as 'pests.' Pest indeed! In the first 16 years I lived in my house I never saw a honey bee. As a way to honor and remember my late father who kept 10 hives I decided to get a hive to release some swarms back into the wild... I did get stung once this summer for ignoring several of my rules:
- Don't play with the bees after 2 martinis.
- Smoke the hive before opening.
- Don't open the hive at dusk when almost everyone is home.
- If you aren't going to wear gloves watch where you put your fingers.
"I Am An Illegal Urban Beekeeper"