Adam and I were jawing on the phone today and we sort of strayed onto a topic we both thought might be interesting to delve into. What is the thing that "turns your crank" when it comes to beekeeping? Is it the bees, the honey, the fresh air, the sense of accomplishment, etc.? When is that moment when you are doing your keeping that you realize that this is the moment that makes everything right? When that first drop of honey hits the bucket in that years harvest? When the first customer of the season holds out that $10 bill? When you are standing in front of a group of people who are listening intently to what it is you are saying and it suddenly hits you, "Hey, they think I'm the authority on this" (the "bee" guy/gal)? Is it when you go out in March on the first semi-warm day and you see cleansing activity, with bees pooping all over your car, and you're happy about it? For me personally, it is when I am 2 or 3 frames deep into a hive and I pull that first frame with brood on it. :mrgreen: ancing: :yahoo: I know that all is good. I enjoy just about everything else about beekeeping but when you hit that first frame of brood, you heart lifts and you can draw that next breath just a little bit easier. :lol: How about you?