I live in Southwest Montana. While looking at the legal options for getting into keeping bees I have found out that I really can't do the Hobbyist license. Montana only allows for 10 hives. My original plan was to have the yard at the family ranch. I'm wondering if I understand the laws correctly. The family land is my Dad's by legal defintion, and the law says he must maintain the yard himself. Does that mean another member of the immediate family can not manage the yard? The commercial side isn't an option for me, because there are a few apiaries within three nautical miles. I just want to make certain I can even operate a yard legally before I invest anymore time or money.