I'm not sure this is the correct forum to post this in, but I have to share this. I don't think I already have.
This happened in February and I copied and pasted it from a deer hunting forum I frequent. I had forgotten about it until someone reminded me of it today. It's too frustrating and funny not to share.
Originally posted 2/2/15
Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm gonna go ahead and confess. Looks like I've been one of Alabamas most wanted for the past 5 months. It all came to a head this afternoon. I've been caught up with.
Last week I get an email from the state asking me if I still had honeybees. I responded, "Yes, why do you ask?" I was informed that I had failed to send in my colony registration money when it was due in October. The lady said she would mail me a registration and to fill it out and send it in.
I got a phone call today showing "Montgomery, AL" on the caller ID. It was this districts state bee inspector. He asked me if I still had honeybees. I told him yes. He told me I hadn't paid my registration for the year. I told him I had forgotten to send it in and a lady from the state had already contacted me about it. I asked him why he was calling me. His response, "I'm sitting in your driveway, I thought I'd call you and see if we could take care of this."
Boys, I about fell out. Now I knew the state took some things more seriously than others, but let me tell you, IF YOU FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR HONEYBEE REGISTRATION THEY WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!
Thankfully I was able to leave the shop and come home and pay my debt to the state.
By the way, the total fee to register my beehives, after the late fee was assessed......... $4.60
Yes, FOUR DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS! LOL
The young man that is the bee inspector was really nice and I wasn't really the target of a man hunt, he said they tried to get all their paperwork in order before spring bee season gets fully underway.