You Are an Apiholic if ...

You are an Apiholic if ...

  • you mow around the dandelions in your lawn;
  • when you get stung, you blame yourself and hold a quick memorial service for the bee;
  • driving with a bee in the car does not distract you;
  • no trip to the grocery store is complete without a twenty five pound bag of sugar;
  • you let out a whoop when the weatherman announces a high pollen day in the forecast;
  • you keep a bag of clover seeds in the car and toss handfuls out of the window into vacant median strips;
  • you deliberately misspell words like beeautiful and beehave,  and end a conversation with bee careful;
  • both the 911 Center and the post office have you on speed dial;
  • you have to explain in detail when people hear that you made splits, that your Russian girls are hot, and that you have a nuc in your backyard; 
  • you not only know what propolis and the waggle dance are, but you are quick to demonstrate the latter at every opportunity;
  • your neighbors call to ask you to remove a yellow jackets’ nest, and are appalled when you say that you do not intend to capture and re-hive them; 
  • you ask your spouse if he/she will change the date of your wedding anniversary because it occurs at honey harvest time;
  • you know more about the origin of your queens than you do about the origins of your spouse;
  • your first pound of honey cost $800.

 Adapted from an on-line posting, author unknown.

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21.05 | 03:18

Its pleasure to read about Boy Scout here. He plays vital role to serve humanity. I will share after my

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.

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

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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