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    I'm wondering if anyone has any fun "Ya Might Love Beekeeping If..." personal anecdotes that other bee lovers can relate to? Like, "You might love beekeeping if sharing bee facts is your classic go to opener when meeting new people" or "You might love beekeeping if framing has nothing to do with pictures" or "You might love beekeeping if you keep queens in your bedroom drawers once a year"
    Or, "You might love bees if..." anecdotes?
    Anyone want to add to the list?

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    You might be a beekeeper if your Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes are stained with propolis.

    YOu might love beekeeping if you go to work with hands swollen from stings, and your coworkers don't see anything unusual about you.

    You might love beekeeping if you love showing off the pics of your young grandkids handling frames of bees barehanded.
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    You might love beekeeping if........your yard is full of dandelions and you don't care.

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    [QUOTE=Tim KS;1695033]You might love beekeeping if........your yard is full of dandelions and you don't care.[/QUOTE

    Good one.

    And Chinese Privet and Knot weed, etc....
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    You keep your Dadant and Mann Lake catalogues in the restroom.
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    These are GREAT! I was inspired of some more from This Post about first hives needing to come with a warning label...
    You might be a beek if you now see the naivete of thinking you'd only have a couple hives...
    You might be a beek if your bees are doing well despite your efforts to help them (Found from user JWPalmer's sig!)
    You might be a beek if you know what a Snelgrove board is and will enthusiastically explain it to non beeks at any sign of slight interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hops Brewster View Post
    You might love beekeeping if you love showing off the pics of your young grandkids handling frames of bees barehanded.
    LOL, busted.
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    You might love beekeeping if you've developed anaphylactic reactions to stings and still keep your bees!!!!

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    Woah! I've not heard of that! You must love your bees! Maybe the title of the thread should be, "You might be addicted to beekeeping if..." Stay safe!

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    You might love beekeeping if you think it’s a good idea to gift your spouse their own bee suit and hive tool.
    Epic fail!

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    You go out to get stung in the middle of winter so you don't have to deal with the spring swell up and itch as much

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    All your cars are covered with bee poop

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    Default Re: Ya Might Love beekeeping if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim KS View Post
    You might love beekeeping if........your yard is full of dandelions and you like it that way.
    Fixed it for you.
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    ... if you feel bad for the BEES when they sting YOU. ( A totally different reaction when getting stung by a wasp )
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    … if you enjoy living a holey life.
    … if your wife hears you say "look at the legs on that one!" and knows you're watching bee/pollen videos.
    … if the police /D.A. call YOU for help.

    (and yes to all above)

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    ya might love beekeeping if... you visit your 13 year old niece for the first time in three years and bring her a book on how to keep bees.

    Fortunantly for you, you got your sister's permission first!
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Default Re: Ya Might Love beekeeping if...

    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    ya might love beekeeping if... you visit your 13 year old niece for the first time in three years and bring her a book on how to keep bees.

    Fortunantly for you, you got your sister's permission first!
    I vote with showing up with a nuc next time if your niece is interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramerbryan View Post
    All your cars are covered with bee poop
    Ain’t that the truth!

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    your coworkers have learned not to ask how your hives are doing.
    you get triggered by combinations and inter-usage of the words "treatment" and "free"
    most of your trips to the bee yard include the expression "that escalated quickly"
    you know exactly what's in bloom now and will be and how the weather has been and will be
    The sight and sound of an issuing swarm is beautiful, breathtaking, heartbreaking, and wondrous all at the same time.
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    Default Re: Ya Might Love beekeeping if...

    ... your full time job has nothing to do with beekeeping, but your boss introduces new employees to you and says, "This is so and so, he's a beekeeper".

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