The Bee Keeper


Carlos is still trying to get the bees out of my spare lot. I can’t hear them buzzing today so sounds like they have calmed down. Tomorrow we’ll discover whether they have accepted the new hive he’s trying to introduce them to so he can remove them to his land and away from mine so we can clear the lot. It’s been a loooong haul. He’s the third bee keeper we’ve called. Wanted to share this portrait I took of him.

A while ago I published a tribute to Jim Tipton, another beekeeper and fine poet. You can read that tribute here:

And, you can see Jim and read about his last book here:

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

4 thoughts on “The Bee Keeper


    Oh memories~! As a kid we had a man who lived in a little shack deep in the woods. He looked so very much like your expressive “bee man”. He had many bee hives around his place and we called him CHAPEAU due to the World War One campaign hat he wore and which he sometime draped a gauze over. But as small kids we were afraid of him and thought he was crazy, because he would yell at us in French when we got near his bees. Also he would take a cooking pot and beat on the bottom of it with a large wooden spoon. Actually when I was more grown I came to know the real Mr Chapeau, and he was not crazy at all, but a very wise man, and hitting that pot was a way to calling his bees. Also he was just trying to keep us away from the hives. Thanks for your photo of a “bee man” which brought back fine memories of a kid with a large imagination about Mr. Jean Pierre Pointeau ~!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      What a great story. This bee man has had man adventures..and we found out we have a friend in common. My poet friend Jim Tipton who has since passed away was a bee man in Colorado before moving to Mexico. I wrote a post about him when he died.



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