Relevance Alert! - Very little to do with bees - feel free to ignore.
G'day, Bron here, again!, sorry,
Just a word about Ben and his podcast called Bees with Ben.
Recently Ben asked me if I would like to be interviewed for his podcast. My immediate reaction was slight panic as I seem to have a tendency and history for freezing with stage-fright when I am interviewed by anyone! Yeah right! I hear your cries of disbelief from here. As a general rule, the problem, for me, and those talking to me, is shutting me up. I was as surprised as you when I discovered this perplexing anomaly in the time/space continuum.
Anyway, poor Ben casually threw his request my way and I went into bit of a tiz. I could feel a fit of the vapours coming on as I struggled with my strong desire to show-off against the knowledge that I could quite possibly face his questions as frozen and useless as that crumbed piece of Birdseye Deep Sea Dory that fell out of the bag and landed in the bottom of the freezer over a year ago.
Anyway he rang me and I did it. I thought it went quite well. Actually, yeah, it went really well. Good job you! I said.
Then I thought I had better have a listen to a couple of his podcasts - BAD decision. I had expected to hear simple'ish folk, beekeepers with time on their hands, even the odd hillbilly chattering on about their feral swarms and makeshift hives made with recycled plastic bags, some macrame and a cream separator. But NO! I was shocked, SHOCKED I say! to hear speakers with eons of beekeeping experience, others with a multitude of degrees, scintillating senses of humour, riveting stories, brilliant discoveries etc etc etc.
You can hear my podcast with Ben when he uploads it. Probably in the next week or so.