This is really cool, my grandpa used to keep them in those white box things...true I don't know much about it because I am deathly afraid of bees and wasps, but I would be willing to have bees if le hubby takes care of them and we have amazing honey! "Mason bee farming"
7 Things I Wish I had Known Before Owning Bees
7 things to consider and two things you need adequate of before owning bees. Here is the "class schedule" of what you can expect to learn in the first years
An Introduction to Beekeeping
Learn how to set-up a backyard beehive and harvest your own honey with this easy-to-follow guide.
http://Gardening.About.com: Attracting More Bees And Pollinators to Your Garden - Native plants should be your first choice to help our native bees. Listed in this article are some plants that are good sources of nectar or pollen for bees.