I have always thought honey bees were fascinating to watch. As a kid I remember catching them in my open hand and then watching them fly off and never for stung. A couple of years ago a swarm landed in a small tree in front of the admin office of the steel mill where I work. Every one seemed so afraid. I walked up to the swarm just to show others how docile they were. I was mesmerized by just how beautiful they were. I just took the plunge this year. I have four hives Ans soon will have to split two of them. I never figured they would multiply like this but I'm happy they have.