I kept two hives in my father-in-laws back yard about 40 years ago. That lasted for two years. Then later when I bought my current 3 acre spread in the city (28 years ago), I kept three hives here for about 5 years. I enjoy beekeeping but just don't have the time to maintain the hives.
Currently without bees but thinking about starting one or two top bar hives. Just noticed all the clover in bloom and no honey bees in the yard. What a shame.
Also thought about a few chickens. Maybe after I retire. We have raccoons, coyotes, and fox wandering through our yard so the chicken coop would have to be very secure.