The Inevitable Sting

In my entire 35 years of life, I have yet to be stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, etc. I did have a nasty run in with fire ants at an early age even after my mother warned me not to poke at the pile (I did anyway for the first and last time), but so far, no flying insect stings.

I don’t think there is a single beekeeper in the history of the world that has never been stung so I know it is not a matter of if but when. I think the anticipation of that fateful day will end up being worse than the actual sting itself.  As I beekeeper, I guess I need to add getting stung to the list that includes death and taxes as the only sure things in life.

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