The lighter side of beekeeping
You know beekeeping is not just about producing honey and making a living, but surely making
light of every humorous opportunity provides a breather for the everyday beekeeper and provides them with the funny
and lighter side of beekeeping.
For one, beekeeping does have its unique characteristics and sometimes, one may equate a beekeeping scenario
with common activities, indoors or outdoors that will make you feel that beekeeping is after all, a normal and
I wouldn't be surprised if your 5-year old son goes to school tugging along a drone of bees in a box, since
their teacher told them to bring their favorite family pet to school for show and tell.
Feel surprised if your ten year old daughter will tell her friends that dad goes out of the house every
afternoon looking like an alien armed with a smoke device, ready to "smoke" someone or something.
Your wife may have enough of your caring practice by taking time to stop by the roadside to smell the flowers a
and assess whether there are enough to provide your bees with enough pollen and nectar in preparation for your next
honey harvesting season.
Go to the grocery buying loads and loads of sugar, with other people thinking that you may be preparing yourself
for the Apocalypse or an impending war.
Aside from doing your regular shopping, you go to every shelf checking out and listing down honey brand labels
and listing their respective prices on a piece of paper.
People would tend to know you for something else other than your real name, like "the Bee lady or bee man".
You'd be happy to welcome a rainy weekends.especially when looking forward to a good honey production season.
You are more adept at memorizing and identifying the blooming and budding periods of all local flower varieties
than the local florist or state horticulturist.
There will come a time when your wife will get back at you after finding the missing basement stair plank
sticking out like a sore thumb in your bee hive compartment or find packages of emptied refined sugar on top of the
trash can beside your bee hives.
You would be adding insult to injury when your kids find plates of candied sugar brittle in the fridge with a
note saying "hands off" on the package.
Finally, family and friends will definitely know what they will be getting for Christmas from you.
Beekeeping is more than aching bee stings and hours of smoking the insects to produce more honey, it is the
lighter side of beekeeping that will help you smile at the end of the day.