The content of this post was revised and replaced on January 12th, 2012, by the following post: Beekeeping Start-Up Costs (2012).
We own a large field behind our shed. We can’t grow vegetables in it because the soil is full of lead and the neighbourhood kids are back there most of the summer smashing everything they can swing a stick at. They also like to burn it down whenever they have the chance — like they did today.
It would be a great field for bee keeping because it fills with wild flowers over the summer. But I can’t risk it.