Safety of Beekeeping on small lot
I've been reading about beekeeping for a year and am in a beekeeping class taught by an entomologist and was all geared up to do beekeeping, but now am getting cold feet. I am not worried about myself; I am at peace with the idea I may (will) get stung, but I host large functions at my house in a small S. MInneapolis lot 40' x 60'. I am wondering how bees would handle a stream of people filtering through my yard (up to 100) and am concerned they may get in the flight path and get stung or step on a bee ground feeding on clover. I would have Italian bees and would place a 5-6 foot barrier in front of the or raise it. The hive would be about 15ft. from the sidewalk. I am also concerned about our 12 year old black lab. I have a great water source a fish pond we created. Can someone who's an experienced beekeeper in a similar situation shed some light.