By far the most frequently asked question on the job is: “Do you ever get stung?”
Answer: Of course, just not nearly as often as I used to, say 17 years ago when trying to maintain hundreds of “Killer Bee” hive boxes.
I was introduced to the beekeeping industry in 1997 but soon found out there was a lot more money in exterminating killer bees rather than keeping them.
Seventeen years later I still very much enjoy each and every customer I help. With every removal being completely different than the next it gives my work days lots of variety.