I currently do not have bees but have been looking forward to the spring. I was given a large number of hives and equipment from a friend. I live east of Brighton and I am surrounded by farm land. There is little to no bee activity out our way (I did see a swarm 5 or 6 years ago). I have two gardens, some fruit and nut trees and we are adding flower beds all the time. I current have a very low harvest and I am looking forward to a productive season next year with that addition of bees to the home stead menagerie.