We have an old beehive in our orchard which I am very fond of. It reminds me of my father leaping about in his beekeepers boilersuit and hair net trying to remove the one bee which had managed to find its way inside. And he never even liked honey!
I have never had the courage to keep honey bees myself, as I don't think I would be able to devote the time that's needed for the health checks. But we do have nesting places for solitary bees in our pollinating bee log and for bumblebees in our new bumblebee nest.