Hey, C-Dub! I have a hive on my place. I wanted pollinators, not honey (I don't really care for honey) so I asked at the local beekeepers club, and I had lots of offers! My beekeeper lives in town, and can't keep bees at her house. She says she will give me beeswax, which I do use sometimes.
I had more cucumbers this year than ever--the bees just loved the blossoms, and another beekeeper told me that the bees keep the squash bugs away.
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.