There are a number of ways one can acquire bees. To paraphrase Twelfth Night:
but be not afraid of bees: some are born to bees, some achieve bees, and some have bees thrust upon them.
Some people catch swarms. My great uncle Ronald had a hive thrust upon him. Although I’m the third generation of bee-keepers in my family, I wasn’t born to them (the previous two generations being predecessors but not ancestors). I went with the safer and easier option and obtained a nucleus from a local bee-keeper.
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