Originally Posted by Pilgarlic
I have a bee box in my backyard. I brew in my garage. The bees come around. They don't bother a thing. What's the problem? They won't sting you unless you try to swat or catch them. They may fall in the kettle. So? Leave the bees alone. They have enough trouble with pesticides and colony collapse disorder.
Yes, embrace the bees. I have 2 hives in the back yard. Yes, they come around, but they don't bother anything, and they drink much less than my brewing buddies
It's the yellowjackets you need to worry about. Get a yellow jacket trap for that.
Plus you get to turn the excess honey into mead.