You are a Beekeeper 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 need 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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27.11 | 16:01

Moustache, wax? Of course. Now if all of the drones had mustaches ...

27.11 | 12:43

One of our club members says he got into beekeeping in order to make his own mustache wax. There's the explanation for the bearded/mustached ABF attendees!

13.08 | 05:43

Good morning Mr. Barnes, I'm so pleased to see the best of history teachers is still going strong! Looking at your website brings back some great memories

21.05 | 07:18

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