I grew up with my dad having hives, but this is my first foray into having bees by myself. I live on 5 1/2 acres, in the middle Georgia area, where I have a garden and am slowly adding an orchard. I want bees mostly to promote good pollination and maybe later for honey. I am looking to get the bee's in the spring, if I can ever figure out which hive setup I want. I own a home based business, I have three kids and a very tolerant husband of all my quirks.