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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    LOL - sorry - that's good - with your permission I'd like to add that comeback to my arsenal.....

    lol be my guest, I'm pretty sure I heard it elsewhere, but can't credit the source, it just came out of my mouth one day in line at walmart and I'm not that creative LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    > It's definitely a regional thing. I've never had any one mention or even hint at moonshine. ...
    it's either A you have all your teeth or B Don't wear sleeveless tshirts with cut off cammo shorts and fip flops? LOL

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    Signs you're over it,

    You:

    - hate meeting new beeks
    - quit going to meetings
    - hate the bees every year by mid-july
    - don't tell anybody you're a beekeeper
    - quit trying to save poor hives
    - quit posting on forums

    Don

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    >it's either A you have all your teeth or B Don't wear sleeveless tshirts with cut off cammo shorts and fip flops? LOL

    Well, yes, I have all my teeth and no I don't own any sleevless tshirts and I don't own anything cammo and I don't own a pair of flip flops... so you think that's it? It thinks the fact that I've never even HEARD of a moonshiner in these parts may play into it...
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    dang!! i had a dream about bee's last night and I dont even have any yet! LOL I guess I have been reading and watching so much stuff i'm already corrupted! ROFL

    Cant wait till the nuc gets here in March!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >it's either A you have all your teeth or B Don't wear sleeveless tshirts with cut off cammo shorts and fip flops? LOL

    Well, yes, I have all my teeth and no I don't own any sleevless tshirts and I don't own anything cammo and I don't own a pair of flip flops... so you think that's it? It thinks the fact that I've never even HEARD of a moonshiner in these parts may play into it...

    that could be it..... LOL I don't think there are a lot in IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryG74 View Post
    I get that same comment (about moonshine) every time I have 2 or 3-25# bags of sugar in my cart at Wal-Mart!
    I don't even bother to let them start to think about it.. I just start talking to my wife about the next shine run and how much we'll make from it.. You ought to see the stares then.. lol.. Get my sugar mostly from Sam's and usually 5 to 8 bags at a time.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead View Post
    dang!! i had a dream about bee's last night and I dont even have any yet! LOL I guess I have been reading and watching so much stuff i'm already corrupted! ROFL

    Cant wait till the nuc gets here in March!

    oh boy you are in trouble..... be sure not to fiddle with them too much LOL

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    Yes, I forgot:
    -Drones on to everyone and anyone about bees.
    -The strong desire to ID all buzzing UFOs.

    And a couple more I thought of:
    -Investigating all flowering plants to find out if bees are on them.
    -Constantly thinking, "That would be a good place for a beehive".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl Next Door Honey View Post
    -Drones on to everyone and anyone about bees.
    THAT is hilarious!
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    Not to mention, looking at every bee on every flower within a mile or two of your hives and wondering, "Is that one of my girls?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritan1 View Post
    Not to mention, looking at every bee on every flower within a mile or two of your hives and wondering, "Is that one of my girls?"
    Ahahahaha! Totally!
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    And pointing out to everyone that that yellow jacket is NOT a bee nor is that paper wasp or that bald faced hornet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    And pointing out to everyone that that yellow jacket is NOT a bee nor is that paper wasp or that bald faced hornet...
    It's the worst when you see a publication or article on bees that used a photo of a wasp of fly (bee mimic)!
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    I loved everyones additions so much, I had to go back and add them to my post! It's now the 10 stages of beekeeping addiction. hahah
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    You might be a beekeeper if: you immediately turn to the bee friendly section in the seed catalogue.
    I want bees that make up for my mistakes.

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    Yep, you will have visitors from the local sheriffs department when buying quart jars and sugar in bulk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Semple View Post
    Signs you're over it,

    You:

    - hate meeting new beeks
    - quit going to meetings
    - hate the bees every year by mid-july
    - don't tell anybody you're a beekeeper
    - quit trying to save poor hives
    - quit posting on forums

    Don
    So there.
    Still trying to save the dinks and the posting thing might not ever go away.
    Internet credibility is an oxymoron

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Semple View Post
    Signs you're over it,

    - don't tell anybody you're a beekeeper

    Don
    Actually if I get the "what do you do" question when I'm away from home I quite often lie and just say I am a farmer. It saves having to hear the story about their grandpa that used to have a couple hives and then you have to answer all the usual questions about whether I get stung much or if my bees have all died cause they saw this show on tv......
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead View Post
    dang!! i had a dream about bee's last night and I dont even have any yet! LOL I guess I have been reading and watching so much stuff i'm already corrupted! ROFL

    Cant wait till the nuc gets here in March!
    Have you had to wake up and take a look to make sure that you're not sleeping with a bee swarm as your pillow yet? When I first got back into bees was doing cutouts, catching swarms, and inspecting colonies non-stop. Had a few weeks worth of "dreams that buzz".
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