Beekeeper David (aka my Dad) has thousands of pets of the buzzing variety. He currently manages 20 hives in his village in Nottinghamshire and the honey is in excellent supply at the moment. I took a trip with Dad to one of his hive locations in the late evening summer sun to check on their work for that day. I asked my Dad if it ever gave him the creeps seeing all those thousands of bees crawling everywhere. “No, I just love it, they are so beautiful.” I think that just about sums up how passionate he is about his little workers. It’s a labour intensive hobby and job and you need a hive of knowledge to be successful, however, what a rewarding occupation dealing with these clever little insects and helping to protect the environment for the future as well as providing delicious honey!