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With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I thought we could share a few of the unique things that beekeepers have or do that the rest of the world might find odd. I'll start off with a few

So, you might be a beekeeper if....

All the candles in your house are yellow.

You look forward to the start of allergy season.

You are no longer bothered by the strange looks you get at Walmart when purchasing 200# of sugar.
 

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Yea. I enjoyed the last thread like this!

marked down exterior paint gets you giddy.

you have lost count of how many times you've been stung and you don't care.

a smoker isn't referring to someone sucking on a Marlboro

you hear buzzing inside your house and don't even both to look for the bee. Afterall, they will go to the light on the other side of the room.

your wife no longer allows you to use the kitchen pots.

your kitchen floor has been "waxed" with real splashes of beeswax. Yes, honey, it is good for the floor.

you think gorilla glue is a close second to propolis.
 

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If all your t-shirts are bee themed.

If all your computer time deals with bees. (Beesource, Facebook, or U-tube)
 

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Most of your good jeans have propolis stains.
You see bees in your dreams, after a day of checking several hives.
When eating pollen or propolis in front of others they look at you oddly and say "I don't even want to know...."
you start to wonder if the stings can be addicting as you no longer chase the bees away when they land on you.
you smell the brood when you crack the lid and already know if the hive is queen right prior to looking.

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... you've given up going to the dentist for emergencies like broken fillings: propolis works just fine. And if you swallow it by accident it will just reduce your need to see your primary care physician.

... the only topic of conversation you can remember anything about is beekeeping.

... you drill a hole through a perfectly good wall to install an observation hive.

... you have a stack of supers to extract where your kitchen island used to be.

... you have scrapped the idea of a sun room addition and are secretly planning to build a honey house instead. Any suggestions on how to win over the wife?

Nice thread, everybody. Sad but true.
 

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When you have so much honey you no longer know what to make with it

When your uncle refers to store bought honey as "store bought XXXX" after having your honey for a while when he runs out
 

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‘Where are you going?’ They asked.
‘To my bees.’ He answered.
They all burst their sides out with laughter.
He was a beekeeper.
As you might think - it was me.
 
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