Site selection/ SWMBO advocacy
I'm hoping to have a hive in our yard, @ 1/4 acre in a small town of @ 1500 folks. SWMBO is concerned about having bees all around when we work in the yard. I'd face them towards an empty tract adjacent to us... any experiences with "close-quarters" hives folks would share? Lacking a convincing recommendation, I'd have to cajole a neighbor. Can anyone point me to some good informative handouts (or information from which some could be made) for educating potential hosts and their neighbors? Certainly I'd commit to maintaining the hive, requeening periodically, swarm prevention and being avaliable and all that good stuff. Mainly I think folks just need something besides ME telling them that honeybees aren't yellowjackets. Ideas?