I've always liked bees, even though I got stung 30+ times when I was a child and stood in a wild beehive , and have just got my first beehive. It's in my back garden as I don't have the energy to use an apiary away from home, I have M.E. (chronic fatigue) which means I have very little stamina. Since it is so close to my family, and neighbors, I'm going to make sure I keep it a friendly hive using Buckfast bees and re-queening with bought queens rather then let them rear their own.
Anyway this is my first, ever, hive inspection and I wasn't entirely sure how it would go but the bees were very obliging.