It goes without saying that beekeepers are a weird lot. Still, it’s amazing to what lengths a human being will go to imitate the glorious honey bee. Right. So this morning I received these photos from Ivan in Wisconsin. Ivan has been hanging around Honey Bee Suite long enough for me to recognize both his real name and screen name. In fact, I really felt like I knew him until these came in. I’ll let him explain:
This is what can happen when a person enjoys bees and cross-country skiing. This costume was purchased by my beloved wife as a Christmas gift; she and the kids have a hard time spotting their husband/dad at the end of the race amongst the see of humanity. This race is a 54 km race between Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin. I was mistaken for a bumble bee several times but, all in all, I was referred to as a “bee.” Needless to say it was a blast, but due to the wind resistance factor, I think I’ll just wear the usual attire next year.