Beekeeping Funnies

We’re especially thankful to British beekeeper Stuart Ching, editor of “The Eke,” for sharing funnies from “across the pond.”

Butterflies are merry things
Gaily painted are their wings
And they never carry stings.

Bees are grave and busy things
Gold their jackets, brown their wings
And they always carry stings.

Yet – isn’t it extremely funny
Bees, not butterflies, get honey?

ABJ, 6th September 1891

Every revolutionary idea in beekeeping evokes three stages of reaction:
1. It is completely impossible –don’t waste my time
2. It is possible but it is not worth doing
3. I said it was a good idea all along

Words you don’t want to hear your neighbur say: “I would have thought that tree would have fallen away from your hives!”

What’s the difference between a beekeeper and a bee? A bee can put down a deposit on a BMW.

It’s difficult to believe that Noah only took two Varroa mites into the Ark.

What is the difference between a stung beekeeper and an incontinent one? Ones going to itch and the other is itching to go!

What do you get if you cross a wax moth with a glow worm? An insect that can find its way around a dark hive.


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