I enjoy sharing stories with beekeepers about escapades in the bee yard. I would enjoy starting a thread for our bee season this year, for all the mishaps and funnies that occur during this bee season in our bee yards or while working our bees....whether you are a new keeper or an experienced keeper, we will all have some great funny stories to tell going forward. My friends and my family still donâ€™t quite get the humor of Murphyâ€™s Law in keeping bees. Some of the laughter helps another keep. Share it here! I couldnâ€™t help post this. Easter Sunday I am working bees. I placed some frames of foundation in supers for a couple of hives to draw out. I sometimes use a small pressure type pump sprayer filled with sugar syrup to spray the waxed plastic foundation. I set the super on the first hive filled with the frames. I removed the first frame out to mist it, and the sprayer didnâ€™t work, (or so I thought) so I am fiddling with it. I instinctively turned the nozzle and aimed it at my face (and veil) to inspect the nozzle and duh, hit the buttonâ€¦.. I had pumped the sprayer up pretty good with pressure, and the nozzle, as it turned out, was positioned to jet, so needless to say I gave my veil, eyes, and face a good jet spray of sugar syrup. One by one the bees clustered on the veil to lick off the syrup in front of my face, and my eyes were pretty sticky. I wiped some of the liquid from my veil, but just kept going, tilting my head to see. The bees didnâ€™t mind, neither did I. A vehicle with wandering, lost tourists looking for a winery pulled up nearby, (windows half rolled down) hollering at me, asking for directions. I turned around to tell them if they waited long enough Iâ€™d go with them. I must have been a sight to see with the bees clustered on my veil, because they laid rubber and smoke flew on that little country road. That vehicle went from 0 to 60 in 5 secondsâ€¦â€¦ That winery isnâ€™t worth going to anyway. Looking forward to reading from everyone else as we go along this 2012 season!