Watch: A boy with an un-bee-lievable hobby!

  • 26 July 2011

A nine-year-old boy has followed in his father's footsteps to become a beekeeper.

When James from Leicestershire became interested in bees and wanted to see what happened inside a hive, his dad Gavin decided to build an observation hive... in their house!

The glass hive was kept indoors to ­­­control ­­­the temperature but was completely sealed from the house.

The only opening was a small pipe which the bees used to get in and out.

It's still going strong, with webcams showing live action from the hive proving so popular that the website attracts hundreds of hits from all over the world.

Now James is old enough to have a hive of his own and hopes that the bees will produce even more honey than the 40 jars he collected last year.