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you go into your buddies office and about a dozen drones fly out of your shirt pocket 😈
 

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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.
You Know you’re a Beekeeper when……..​
You check out all the honey labels and prices at the supermarket

You have estimated just how much money you have spent on varroa control, bee boxes and other essential bee stuff……. and so has your partner.
Your friends and neighbours think that you are the answer to every swarm and bee-in- the-wall problem.
Whenever there is a chance, you love to tell everybody how fascinating bees and beekeeping can be.
You know all the health benefits of raw honey and propolis and love to tell people not to buy the supermarket honey.
There is honey, wax and propolis on the steering wheel of your car, on the seats, on the back mat, on the bottom of boots and on your socks and even on some of your Sunday best.
There is a bucket in your garage that can only be good for smoker fuel.
You have bits of wood and stuff in the garage that just may come in useful for your beekeeping.
You are called ‘the bee man’ or ‘the bee lady’ by a lot of people who do not know your name.
You welcome a rainy weekend as it will stimulate the nectar flow.
You don’t mind driving home with a couple of honey bees inside your car.
The windshield and body of your car will always have at least a few yellow dots on it.
Your family and friends know exactly what you want for Christmas.
You don’t mow the lawn because the bees are working the weeds.
You drive down the road and find yourself evaluating the roadside flowers for their honey producing potential.
You come home smelling like a camp fire, and you haven’t been camping.
You send time on your hands and knees with a sharp knife scraping wax and propolis off the kitchen floor.
You mow around mountains of bee equipment that never seems to make it to the garage for storage.
You plan weddings, child birth, surgery and funerals around honey extracting time.
You get stung by that bee that was clinging to your bee suit when you picked it up to put in the wash.
When buying a new vehicle, you check the weight loads and measure the bed to see how many hives you can fit on it.
You have ready answers to any bee related question from young and old, and never stop marvelling at these wonderful creatures.
 

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When buying a new vehicle, you check the weight loads and measure the bed to see how many hives you can fit on it.
LOL it wasn't new But I had an old Plymouth Fury II.......Three deeps in the trunk, and three double deeps in the back (with seat removed).
It was those little black German bees, you sure do get funny looks going down the road with your veil on and the lit smoker in the front seat. good times
 

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You Know you’re a Beekeeper when……..​
You check out all the honey labels and prices at the supermarket
You have estimated just how much money you have spent on varroa control, bee boxes and other essential bee stuff……. and so has your partner.
Your friends and neighbours think that you are the answer to every swarm and bee-in- the-wall problem.
Whenever there is a chance, you love to tell everybody how fascinating bees and beekeeping can be.
You know all the health benefits of raw honey and propolis and love to tell people not to buy the supermarket honey.
You have bits of wood and stuff in the garage that just may come in useful for your beekeeping.
You welcome a rainy weekend as it will stimulate the nectar flow.
You don’t mind driving home with a couple of honey bees inside your car.
The windshield and body of your car will always have at least a few yellow dots on it.
Your family and friends know exactly what you want for Christmas.
You don’t mow the lawn because the bees are working the weeds.
You drive down the road and find yourself evaluating the roadside flowers for their honey producing potential.
You send time on your hands and knees with a sharp knife scraping wax and propolis off the kitchen floor.
You mow around mountains of bee equipment that never seems to make it to the garage for storage.
You plan weddings, child birth, surgery and funerals around honey extracting time.
You get stung by that bee that was clinging to your bee suit when you picked it up to put in the wash.
You have ready answers to any bee related question from young and old, and never stop marvelling at these wonderful creatures.
Guilty as charged in the above.
 

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LOL it wasn't new But I had an old Plymouth Fury II.......Three deeps in the trunk, and three double deeps in the back (with seat removed).
It was those little black German bees, you sure do get funny looks going down the road with your veil on and the lit smoker in the front seat. good times
LOL you reminded me of when I was moving some hives in the back of a jeep cherokee, they were screened in but there was a hole somewhere... Driving down the road with an ever increasing number of bees up on the windows and flying around. Yes you are right, good times then.
 

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  • You do bee chores during your lunch hour.
  • You go back to the office with bee jacket hair. And don‘t care.
  • You lose all interest in fancy clothes.
  • You sow a clover lawn.
  • You obsess over weather.
  • You prefer your bees company over that of most people.
 

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  • You prefer your bees company over that of most people. 👍
 

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When you have your car detailed and they can’t remove “those yellow spots” on the car...
 

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  • You do bee chores during your lunch hour.
  • You go back to the office with bee jacket hair. And don‘t care.
  • You lose all interest in fancy clothes.
  • You sow a clover lawn.
  • You obsess over weather.
  • You prefer your bees company over that of most people.
:ROFLMAO:
 

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For entertainment you take your grandkids to sit and observe the hive entrance on a sunny afternoon.

You watch in awe as a worker bee carries a dead carcass out of the hive then sails up into the air. When it drops it's bundle, clearly seen against the sky, all three of you erupt in one loud exited cheer for the bee and high fives all around.
 
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