I think bees are beautiful, fascinating, and of course a crucial part of our environment.
Does our family own bees? No. Do we have a lot of bees in our backyard? Yes. Do the majority of those bees seem to be the carpenter bees intent on burrowing as many holes into our deck as possible? Yes. Do we find that frustrating? Yes.
Would you like to have bees?
My dog is enough of a pet to keep me satisfied. Though I am glad to have the bees in our backyard as sitting and watching them brings me a decent amount of joy. Yes, even the carpenter bees. Do I want to examine that dichotomy? Not today. :)