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July 19, 2011

Blog Guy, you used to offer useful tips on how people can tell if they’ve made a bad career choice. Can you please do some more of those?

Sure. Here’s one career test that many young professionals overlook until it is too late.

Look at yourself in a full-length mirror. If all you can see are bees crawling over every inch of your face and body, you may have chosen poorly on career day.

I was afraid of that, Blog Guy. That’s exactly what I see. But at least I am wearing swimming goggles and I have some sort of cigarette filters jammed in my nose.

I’m afraid that doesn’t change the fact that you wear bees for a living.

But the job sounded so glamorous! How was I to know?

Cripes, did you NEVER watch a cartoon in your life? Take a look at this actual screen grab from genuine Yogi Bear footage and you’ll see the true nature of bees.

So you’re saying I fell for a sting?

I would never stoop to such a cheap and easy pun, except to save my loyal blog commenters from the embarrassment of using it themselves.

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Top: Beekeeper Lv Kongjiang, 20, stands with bees covering his body on a weighing scale during a “bee-attracting” competition against fellow beekeeper Wang Dalin in Shaoyang, Hunan province July 16, 2011. Wang and Lv competed by standing on a scale wearing only a pair of shorts and using queen bees they reared to attract other bees onto their bodies. Wang won the competition after attracting 57 pounds of bees on his body in 60 minutes, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily

Left: Beekeeper Wang Dalin, 42, stands with bees partially covering his body during “bee-attracting” competition.  REUTERS/China Daily

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Scary stuff. It’s a scene right out of a “bee” movie!

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

That would scare the bee-jesus out of me…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

LOL..Oh beehave skeres 😛

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

How did this fellow bee-friend these critters?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

“To bee or not to bee, that is the question.”
– William Shakesbeere.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Brilliant use of a Shakespeare insect reference, Malt.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I find myself fairly bee-mused as to why somebody would consciously let that many bees land on them!

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Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I can not bee-lieve it! That’s an awesome job! How could you bee-rate someone for wanting to commune with the insects? I hear they are especially partial to music from the Bee-52s. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I am surprised that spin hasn’t taken the opportunity to wax poetic.

Posted by NWHiker | Report as abusive

Take the sting outta life – Join the OE Blog Network.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Beehive hairdo returns. One sweet blog, BG!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I’ll bee pollen the gang for their sweet thoughts for lunch. Perhaps biscuits and royal jelly.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

There are too many bee puns here for me to add any more..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Bee punny…join the OE Blog Network!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Where’s Wang?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I’m rather stung that everyone used all the bee puns my poor little brain could generate. Maybe I need to get up earlier.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Also, in that top picture it looks a bit like there’s a bee crater where that guy’s face used to bee.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Stand in a bee cloud
Live human apiary
No bees in the nose

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

sarabelle, just in the beehind.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Spin – move fast, bees don’t like to travel.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

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Waxing, nooo problem our natural bees wax is the best.
Those age lines you can barely see them with our queen bee pheromone beetox treatment.
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Posted by Wheelz2 | Report as abusive

Meh, buzz off.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

“How do they get them off their bodies?”

If that was me, may I humbly remind you of this post, and my comments therein.

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/06/18/so-you-think-youre-a-tuft-guy-h uh/

I’d use THAT method. Remeber?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

One little bee
who couldnt see
bumped into Mr.D
who screamed “eeeeeeeee””

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Spin. And I dare you to verify the results!!! 😛 haha

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Spin, atta’boy’. :) Can one say attagirl?

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[…] Blog Guy, your career advice is very useful, especially your tips on possible indicators that we may have taken the wrong career path at some point. Thanks to your last one, my brother got out of the bee-wearing profession. […]

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