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My Honey

Posted Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 9:24 PM

I trust that the blogers reading this entry will forgive me for boasting and bragging, when I say that I have the sweetest place in town. You see I have been extracting honey today and I have smeared it all around. I have honey on my britches, and honey in my hair. There is honey on the doorknoba abd honey on every chair. I have dripped honey all over the kitchen floor, and I will surely dream about my honey tonight when I snore. Sure wish some of you could have been here to help me. I would have even let you lick the doorknobs

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What will happen to your bees now that you took their honey?

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Oct 13, 2008, at 4:57 PM

Goat Lady - - - I know that we use the term "Robbing Bees", but, I would never take all of their honey. I have a working agreement with my bees, and when I harvest my honey I talk with them, telling them that I am just taking a fair rent on the home I built for them.

My bees surely understand this agreement, because they offer no resistance as I gentely remve three stories of their home, leaving two big boxes of honey for them to feed on during their winter hibernation

-- Posted by paulcorbin on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 9:17 AM

Honey Humor!

-- Posted by swift on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 11:42 AM

How sweet!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 5:15 PM

Good to read about good people in this world. Thanks for sharing Mr Paul.

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Oct 20, 2008, at 3:45 PM

Paul Corbin -- You need to do a blog about bees! The Secret Life of Bees! .......Questions: How long have you kept bees? What kind do you like? Where do you get them? How much honey do your bees produce? Do you believe that local honey helps with allergies? I've heard that good beekeepers do talk to their bees, as you've indicated.

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 10:34 PM

My brother in Pemiscot Counnty has kept water running all summer into a woodenbarrel and the honey bees stay in beehives in the field behind his house and keep a constant flight from the water to the bee hives. I've never seen or heard of this before.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 6:53 AM

Well, there's another fascinating aspect of these little stingers!

Paul's bees sound quite nice and gentle, but the ones I've had out here on my farm are little terrorists! They'll chase you down and sting the pee-waden outta you!

Mmm...I wonder what peewaden is?? Now that I think of it, where did I get that word???

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 1:56 PM

I just have to say the last comment on there"let you lick the door knobs" what is that suppose to mean? on his britches,hair,doorknobs etc...oh my..I think he could have worded this a lot better.This all sounds pretty perverted to me the way he has written his little story.

-- Posted by angelbots2003 on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 12:01 PM

I am sure that this story could have been written differently, but that would not have prevented me from getting honey on my britches and on the door knobs as extracting honey is a sticky lickin process.

There is no other job that I know that would, in any way compare with caring for bees, and extrzcting honey.

Did you know that bees are the only creature on the face of the earth that has the ability to predetermine the sex of their offspring

-- Posted by paulcorbin on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 9:21 PM

Oh, come, now, angel, Paul Corbin is 93 years old - He wouldn't know how to be "perverted" if he tried!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 1:18 PM

Now I didnt say he was perverted did I? And age has nothing to do with one being perverted.I just think he could have worded his little story better.I know a little about bee's my father-in-law use to have bee's.But he didnt get it everywhere.

-- Posted by angelbots2003 on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 12:15 PM

Paul, I am At Earlwood in Sydney. I have inherited a couple of bee hives in boxes and I am

told that the honey is ready to be harvested.

Please advise as to whom I should approach to do this for me as I am mortally afraid of bees.


-- Posted by Longtallsally on Wed, May 6, 2009, at 7:10 AM

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Paul Corbin is a 100-year-old historian, humorist, and amateur archaeologist from Advance, Mo. He grew up in the Greenbrier area west of Advance, where he attended Stepp School on the banks of Cato Slough and the Castor River, important waterways throughout his life. In an age when many area residents did not go to high school, the young Corbin made the decision to walk the five miles to Zalma, graduating in 1933. Throughout his life, he was an enterprising businessman, selling Watkins products from house to house throughout a large area - and later opening a variety store in Advance. He and his wife Geneva traveled throughout the United States, even following the route that the Lewis and Clark expedition traveled. His knowledge of Native American culture is extensive, and he has donated a sizeable collection of his artifacts to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill. Throughout the years, he has submitted articles to TBY, the North Stoddard Countian, the Ozark Mountaineer, and several other Missouri publications. He has also written two books - "Reflections in Missouri Mud," and "Fragments of my Feeble Mind." The first one is out of print.
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