My husband Charles wanted a new hobby

My husband Charles used to collect comic books.

It was his passion and his hobby for the longest time, but then we had kids.

He ended up selling most of his comic book collection when we had our first two kids and then he decided that he wanted to switch over to another hobby completely. He decided that he wanted to try out beekeeping, of all things. This was the first I had ever even heard of him being the least bit interested in beekeeping or bees of any sort. I was pretty surprised when he mentioned it to me, and then I was even more surprised when I started seeing all of this beekeeping equipment showing up at our house. First it was the suit and the hat with the little net thing over it, then it was a bunch of weird wood boxes, and then it was the bees themselves. I had a little bit of a hard time dealing with the fact that we were getting live honey bees delivered to us in the mail. In my opinion, that’s just weird. But Charles loved every bit of it. And even now, when he’s been doing it for several years, he still thinks that it’s the greatest thing ever. Now he says that he can’t believe that he ever wasted his time or energy on comic books when he could have been busy doing beekeeping as a hobby for his entire life. At least he has found something that he loves. Even though I am still not a fan of bees in general, at least now we always get free honey!