It might seem counterintuitive, but for many beekeepers, taking care of a hive isn’t just about the sweet reward.
Instead, it’s born of a fascination with a creature that so much of our daily sustenance depends upon.
Bees, along with other insects and birds, pollinate 35 percent of the world’s food crops. Yet the number of bees in the world has dropped drastically in recent years.
The decline made Joanie Bock want to put a beehive in her Littleton backyard.