Why do you figure? Because of the bees pollinating their fruit trees and vegetable gardens? Because of the gifts of honey? Because he does interesting stuff and enjoys talking about it?
It's that last part that I hate most in a neighbour, personally - when I get in an interesting chat with a neighbour, and it's so cool that there's nothing for it but to grab some beers and sit down for an hour, and the sun is shining, and our kids play together, and. Oh, wait, that's actually pretty much the perfect afternoon.