Rusty Hills Farm ... home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper
To bee or not to bee,
I think it "could bee".
I found my first bee site through Craigslist. I think you could easily find a host for some beehives. You might consider having a storage shed some distance from your house for storing extra boxes and hanging your bee jacket. I have never been stung in my car, garage, or house by bees that followed me home.
BeeCurious............... Trying to think inside the box...
It should be quite a concern! I came very close to losing my son because of my bees (350 hives at the time). Have her go through the series of shots that will desensitize her and when a bee sting or two (given by the doctor) do not affect her, then get your bees. IMHO you are asking for trouble. She will be immune for the rest of her life if all goes well. Quite a worthwhile effort, wouldn't you say? And then, she could help you with your bees. If you get your bees regardless, she may become gradually even more allergic because of the allergens that will be present on your beesuit (which she might wash), bee equipment and even your own clothing that was used while working the bees. Not a doctor, but had to give two epinephrine shots to my 7 year old son and then was told at the clinic that he came very very close to not surviving. Just something to think a little more seriously about. He went through the desensitization process and then helped me with the pollination business when older. OMTCW
Thanks for your responses
My wife said it's ok if I don't have them near the house where she's walking around.
I would like to be able to see them from the house at a distance to know if they got knocked over or blown over
if that can happen.