Croatian farm runs a 'hotel' for bees

This is a 'hotel' for bees

Location: Garesnica, Croatia

Domagoj Balja's family offers productive beehives for sale

to clients who'd like to keep bees and enjoy home-made honey

but lack the time or space to care for the insects themselves

(SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) BEEKEEPER, DOMAGOJ BALJA, SAYING: "A complete hive costs 2,500 kunas ($390). We sign a contract with our clients for three years. During those three years, half of the honey production is theirs and half is ours. At good times one beehive can produce some 30 kilograms of honey."

25 customers currently own bees at the farm

including a pilot from Dubai and a soccer coach from Jeddah