Keeping track of the value of my honey in the belief that this is one of the few hobbies that comes out on the plus side of a cost/benefit analysis.
Spending a day at the local Fair saying the same things again and again … and enjoying doing so.
My old, wide-brimmed, green netted bee veil. Hey, it keeps the sun off my ears and the bees out of my face.
Getting packets of pollen for Christmas – and truly
appreciating the thoughtfulness.
Looking forward to a morning of surrounding myself with insects who (she thinks) want to sting me.
My brother-in-law’s fondness of referring to me as a “wacko bee guy.”
Replacing damaged hive bodies every winter while being totally
satisfied with the 15-year-old carpet in the living room.
Finding different creative ways to answer the question, “Do you ever get stung? ”eg. “Only once a year,
by the IRS”
Looking like a drowned, filthy, swollen, red-faced rat after getting caught with a hive open in the rain.
Being unable to go on a walk without peering at every large tree looking for a feral colony.