I saw one of them the other day, after six years, and he was surprised I started. He said I could have come to him and he would have been glad to have helped me get started. I responded with the above and he did admit he would probably done the same thing as the other beeks. I have strived hard not to do this.
This is interesting to me. I have sooo many people that express interest in beekeeping, they'd like to see in the hive, like to see the extraction. I have people say that they really want to get started in beekeeping. So I always tell them that I'd love to show them but get back to me in the summer and we can get togather then and go through a hive, etc. Nobody ever gets back to me. Maybe they are just making conversation?
Late last summer the brother of a neighbor came over and we talked, and he was really excited about beekeeping and wants to start, but when I called him about taking a bee tree down togather (free bees for him!!), I never heard back.
I don't like to be too pushy with my hobby, so I wait for the second call, I want them to be interested before I start boring them. I don't want to pester people. Perhaps they are just waiting for me because they don't want to pester me.
But that comment you made made me think about it....