Cassandra Lawson admits that beekeeping wasn't popular and was considered "a little eccentric" when she first started.
"Most people thought that it was weird," the Decatur, Georgia, beekeeping teacher says. "Why would you want bees and you live in the middle of a city?"
But Lawson's not the only one fascinated with bees these days. Interest in beekeeping, or apiculture, has been on the rise in the United States.
Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture Magazine, estimates about 150,000 noncommercial beekeepers are in the United States – up from 110,000 in 2008.
Read the full story on CNN's Light Years blog: "Backyard beekeeping creates buzz"
You can definitely see your expertise within the paintings you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart.
There once was a bee in a flower
Who thought she had had all the power
When back at her throne
Found not one drone
Now she'll just need a cold shower
"The Bee, she is a busy soul...
She has no time for birth control...
That is why
In times like these,
There are so many
Sons of Bees..."
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