Backyard beekeeping is growing in popularity. Honey bees are fascinating, hard-working creatures who provide many benefits to farmers, home gardeners, people with allergies and those who love sweets. Honeybees have been reported to be in decline, and some colonies have collapsed. Backyard beekeeping can be interesting, fun, profitable and a great way to help keep the bee population healthy. Come learn the basics, what is needed to start, and find out if backyard beekeeping is for you!