Before someone asks...
... what this has to do with IT, I'd like to point out that, as someone having an IT job and being stuck behind a desk most of the time, beekeeping makes a really good contrast, and an opportunity to get out and experience daylight from time to time.
So if you work from home, and have a little flexibility over your working hours, I heartily recommend having a go at beekeeping. You get the chance to dress up like an astronaut, and gives something more interesting to talk about at social occasions than computers!! Oh, and jars of homemade honey make great Christmas presents.
And for the record, of my seven hives, I only lost one last winter, and I suspect that was due more to my incompetence rather than colony collapse disorder. More on getting started at www.olneyhoney.com if you're interested.