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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Joke's on Me!

I was placing an order with Brushy Mountain in November for something that cost about $10. The shipping was a little over $8 so I wondered if I could add a few things without affecting the shipping much, assuming that was the base shipping charge. Sure enough, I found about seven small items that I wanted and my shipping only went up to $8.45! So when I was planning to spend about $10, I ended up with about a $60 order! Talk about spending to save!

In the order, I got this magnetic bumper sticker pictured above. For a long time I tried to keep my professional life and my beekeeping life separate, but some newspaper articles got written about me and I won enough honey awards that googling me pulled up my beekeeping life as well as my professional life.

So why not put a "Proud to be a beekeeper" bumper sticker on my car?

I'll tell you why not.

My Subaru is apparently plastic on the rear so nothing but the license plate is metal for the magnet to stick to! I could put it on the driver's side door but that was about it. Somehow the driver's side door didn't appeal to me - I wanted people to know that they were following a beekeeper.

So where did I put the sticker?

On my refrigerator where it remains happily reminding me that the joke is on me.
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  1. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Haha! Good story, Linda. Don't feel bad, sounds like something I would have done.

  2. awww! Well I bet it looks cute on the fridge :)

  3. cheers for your help :) check out my blog on rearing a queen bee http://theproperrearingforqueenbees.blogspot.com/


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