Honey Bee Addiction Disorder

Honey Bee Addiction Disorder

  1. You have stacks of beekeeping catalogs lurking in a corner of your home with page corners turned down  and sticky notes protruding from the pages.

    You subscribe to more beekeeping web pages and blog sites than you have time to read.

    You lose sleep over that new piece of beekeeping equipment that you absolutely must have.

    You spend more time with your bees than you do with your friends.

    You veer off of the road when you see a hive in someone’s yard.

    You keep working a hive even though you really have to go to the bathroom.

    When in the apiary you forget to plan dinner, cook dinner, eat dinner.

    You miss social gathering because there’s too much happening in the apiary.

    You secretly order beekeeping supplies over the internet and hope your spouse won’t notice the charges on the credit card bill.

    Instead of having propolis under your finger nails, you no longer have fingernails. 

If 5 or more of the above apply, you definitely have HBAD.  And if my experience is anything to go by, you can talk to the girls all you like but it won’t make a bit of difference - this condition is beyond redemption.

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02.08 | 13:10

Hi Jeremy. I read this writing in the Pennsylvania Beekeeper newsletter. Your writing style is wonderful and so is your storytelling. Thank you for sharing.

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25.12 | 13:26

Thank you, Rob. The origin of the word 'spirit' is 'breath'. Sometimes that sense of connection to something greater can quite take my breath away. Jeremy

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01.12 | 18:43

I like this Jeremy,
I am a bee Keeper too. When I am working with the bees I feel connected with God , self others - the Cosmos.
Peace to you today!

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17.05 | 13:05

Brilliant

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