Beekeeping is an art – so far science has scarcely touched it. For thousands of years bees have provided humankind with its main source of sugar and even today our way with bees is infinitely less scientific than say our control over the growing of wheat.
Relatively speaking, the bee remains thoroughly undomesticated.
Beekeepers require a down to earth whacky enthusiasm – its hard to know the full price of a pot of honey. It’s unlikely to make you rich but instead adds a richness to life.