Update: March 5, 2012 – It appears that many folks are finding this post in the hopes of locating top notch bee-humor; if you happened up on this page with the hopes of finding awful bee jokes, please check out: BEE Prepared to Groan: BEE Puns and Jokes


hive parts

The apiculture world is rife with puns, and I will admit that I am not immune from putting some really awful ones to use. All throughout the week, I would bring up bees or bee-culture things with co-workers; always throwing in a pun worthy of a resounding “boo!” (not the scary kind of boo, but more of the booing of one off of a stage).

I was excited; my hive parts were being shipped. “Sam, you should get bees; they’re all the buzz!,” said I to my co-worker; he looked at me like I was slightly crazy. I checked UPS tracking – a large, 70 lb (32 kg for the 90% of the world’s population that is on the metric system) package was to arrive on Wednesday (today). That was Monday; the puns continued throughout the day. Most of the puns revolve around exaggerating the ‘e’ sound in words with ‘be’; I’ll spare you the pain of listing them…

My heavy box of high quality hive components arrived this evening. It is unfortunate that:

  1. It is February
  2. It is February in northern Minnesota
  3. It is February in northern Minnesota and we have three feet (about a meter) of snow on the ground

I will, however, set to work on painting and assembling the supers and hive bodies. But, in the mean time, I will probably order those Pink “Blue” Berries from Hartmann’s Plant Company.