For years I have wanted to get started in beekeeping.I live in a Quiet rural community where all neighbors are a couple hundred yards apart.This seems like the perfect setting for a beekeeper but one neighbor that I spoke with several years ago tells me she has severe reactions to bee stings which could possibly be lethal if not treated immediately.My feeling is that she is taking a chance every day she goes outside.There are bees and hornets everywhere.Any advice from anyone on how bee hives affect their immediate surrondings?