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« on: August 30, 2006, 02:38:08 AM »

I know how ignorant people who surrond me are, but now that i've startet beekeeping, my knowledge of ignorance just never stops to grow.
What i would like you to do, is to write some of the ignorant remarks people have made when they came to you/bought the honey etc. of course if you have any.
to be honest, at the moment i can remember only two, but there were far more, just can't remember.:
"so, now that you've extracted honey, how much sugar do you have to add?"[i/] a neighbour who wanted to see honey extraction process

"mmmm yumie, so how much sugar do i owe you, i mean how much sugar is in here?[i/]-looking at a pound of honey i gave her-my (I'mNotSoVeryProudOf) aunt that is.

Now it's your turn, give us a "winner" cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 08:32:44 AM »

My recipe calls for a tablespoon of honey, how much is that?

Is that what you have in mind?
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 08:40:29 AM »

would be quite right.
Oh, a neighbour asked me:
" so how much honey have you harvested yet?"
umm, well nothing yet you know
but how come, don't they bring it in all the time
well, they do but you can't take it out every day you see
hmmm strange


This talk happened like...a week or so after i got the bees, darn...I wish i asked him: Hmm how bout you, do you take your cattle to a butcher every week to take what they have grown during that week
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006, 10:43:43 PM »

Every time I point out a queen they ask "was she born with that spot on her?"

One time I was working a hive in town in the backyard and the neighbor (who was upset) said "what will you do if they get out?"
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 11:19:41 PM »

This is starting to sound like a "Here's your sign" contest.  Hey Bill Engval, there's material here.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2006, 02:32:55 PM »

the most common question i get is:
"so, how many bees do you have"
Answer:" LOL don't know, you go count them"
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2006, 09:31:52 AM »

Lady called me to gather a swarm that issued from the wall of their sun room into the house.  I arrived and there weren't many bees there.  Started sweeping them up, looking for a queen, not finding one, and explaining how a queen will accompany a swarm.  Husband walks in (nursing a beer):

I guess I shouldn't have used the shop vac, huh?

Okay, so say he says he sucked up lots of them, maybe the queen is in there.  We look and see basically a bucket of bee parts.  But there a few survivors, and he points at a drone and says:

Look, there the queen!  There's another one!  There's lots of queens in here!  You really got lucky, didn't ya!

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2006, 12:55:24 PM »

I guess this person has a Cedar Elm that is blooming and I guess the bees like it a lot. She sent me an email about bees all over her tree. I clearified that they were "all over" and not balled up. then she says,

"My brother just told me that the gin had some bees on the gin yard that they are taking around to different farms.  Perhaps these bees just escaped from there."
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2006, 05:12:20 PM »

My favorites comments are "how many bees do you have" for which I always give an exact random number without breaking a smile.  "how do you know thats how many",  is my second related favorite question, to which I usually reply "I count the empty holes in the comb every day from where they hatch" (no smile again).  
I have a small country store across from me, and the lady who runs it is a nice woman who tells me customer comments about the bees.  There was a lady who works at the dam just down from us for BC Hydro who came in...she was upset as hell.  "Does he keep his bees inside those hives or does he let them out?!"  "HE LETS THEM OUT?!", "thats all we need are bees flying around here."  BLOODY HELL...what is wrong with people? evil
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006, 11:55:37 PM »

I got asked this summer... "If you let them out to gather honey, how do you get them to bring it back to you?"

And my favorite.... "Do they have stingers or have they been removed?"
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2006, 05:41:48 PM »

People always ask.  "How do you get the honey from the bees?"  To  which I reply "I have to milk them everyday."
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2006, 06:20:06 PM »

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People always ask.  "How do you get the honey from the bees?"  To  which I reply "I have to milk them everyday."


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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2006, 12:31:50 AM »

Jerrymac,

Does that me we have to advertise honey as bee vomit?
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2006, 06:45:45 PM »

i agree with u brian about Bill Engvall.  cheesy LOL
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2006, 09:09:21 PM »

Jerrymac,

Does that me we have to advertise honey as bee vomit?


Somebody already beat you to that marketing oppurtunity shocked

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