My energy is split between what I have to do and what I want to do. However, it is absolutely impossible to devote time to everything. Family, work, and sleep are non-negotiable. So I am left to juggle downtime, beekeeping, writing, and inventing.
While it sounds like a rationalization of my shortcomings, the truth is I accomplish a lot each week – just not enough beekeeping. Of course that is real key to success – accomplishing more than average. I’ve known far too many people that complain about their lives, lack of money, or lack of success but never do anything more than work 40 hours a week.
Success is achieved when your 40 hour work week is over. But I digress.
My wife and I went to an outdoor wedding at Dr.D’s this past Saturday – it was epic. However, since most of my bees are located at his country home (were the wedding was held) I couldn’t go bee keeping until it was over.
The horror came halfway through the wedding when my wife whispered to me that Dr. D had been spraying the property for mosquitoes all week. While she didn’t catch the problem, it made my mouth go dry.
So Sunday afternoon, when I was confident Dr. D’s guest were gone, I did a quick hive inspection. All 22 hive are doing well – with the exception of one that is queenless but has queen cells in it.
Given I have let the other aspects of life prevent me from beekeeping for nearly 3.5 weeks, God has smiled down on me and my bees are thriving in spite of me – as usual.
Hive Count: 23 Hives
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the more I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson