Why do People Keep Bees?

The main reason people keep bees is to produce honey, either to eat or to sell. Some beekeepers keep hundreds or even thousands of hives and earn all of their income from beekeeping.  Some farmers keep bees to pollinate their fruit, vegetables, or other crops. Others keep just a few hives as a hobby because they enjoy it.  You might decide to keep bees for:

    1. Fun                                                                
    2. Food (honey)
    3. Money (profit) (income)
    4. To pollinate crops
    5. Or for all of these reasons.

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