I have added bees to our hobby farm as a retirement activity. Not that I lack activities. I have a 100 yard range here, we have a vegetable garden, I'm still clearing and planting pasture. During the summer, we camp, fish, and enjoy time with the grandchildren. We spend winters in Arizona, and 4 wheel drive in the Polaris Rzr and enjoy the sunshine. Our two adult sons, live on the property and keep an eye on things. But they both are weenies with bees, so I'll call on my Brother in Law to do the hive checks while I'm gone.