Even Experienced Bee Keepers Get Stung!

By
Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Even Experienced Bee Keepers Get Stung!

 

There is a high level of trust between bee keeper and hive to create harmonious living conditions. Education and research goes a long way toward nurturing this unique partnership.

 

For overall safety and the success of the hive:

  • Dress appropriately when near hive. Use proper equipment plus wear protective clothing designed to cover all body parts. Check for holes or flaws often.

 

  • Place the hive in a low traffic area. Bee's prefer to remain distant and are not exactly social creatures. They have a strong work ethic, goal oriented and focused.

 

  • Avoid swatting at bee's to avoid aggression. A hive will take the sudden movements as a threat and create a swarm. Stinging will occur in large numbers.

 

Bee keeping is similar to real estate in these ways:

  • Achieving goals are most important to all involved. When everyone is on board and cooperates, working toward the same end result, everyone benefits greatly.

 

  • Staying focused during a transaction, notably when submitting offers and negotiating is a must, otherwise clients can get pretty worked up. It serves no one well.

 

  • 'Tis better to be graceful and calm through adversity than to feel the sting, especially when a client no longer conducts business with you, due to an out-of-control situation.

 

Rejection can hurt worse than a bee's barb injected into tender skin. We all know the saying, "Once bitten, twice shy." and I'd rather, "Float like a butterfly, than sting like a bee." Or get stung.

 

Happy sales all!

 

For excellent customer service, contact Wanda Kubat-Nerdin for all residential real estate needs to help because Wanda Can! wanda@buynsellutah.com or 435.632.9374

*Mohammed Ali quote / Great White song title

Posted by

I, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin at Red Rock Real Estate Utah am responsible for my opinions expressed in this blog. Information herein is deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed and may change due to market conditions. Please do not take my pictures or artwork and use them as your own, they are my property and copyrighted.

Member of

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin is a southern Utah REALTOR® assisting buyers and sellers in in the St. George area, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Veyo, Central, Hurricane, Ivins, La Verkin, Leeds, Santa Clara, and Washington real estate markets.
See my full profile

Red Rock Real Estate
90 E 100 S, St. George, UT 84770

BuynSellUtah.com
Mobile: (435) 632-9374 call or text
Email Me

My Blog Posts

Comments (24)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Wanda! Don't get stung with a bad transaction, get a honey of a transaction with a prepared agent.

Mar 30, 2021 08:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this perspective.

  • 'Tis better to be graceful and calm through adversity than to feel the sting, especially when a client no longer conducts business with you, due to an out-of-control situation.
Mar 30, 2021 08:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Remaining in motion with purpose and staying buzzy as a busy bee is important for us all Michael!

Mar 30, 2021 12:21 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am teaching the Grands how everything works within the garden to create harmony Ron and Alexandra. Hope it sticks with them!

Mar 30, 2021 12:23 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We are getting two hives from a friend and will definitely take my advice Bill to prevent an angry swarm here! There's enough of that going on nationally...😳

Mar 30, 2021 12:27 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

It's interesting to get to know the workings of the beehives.  We've learned much, still much to learn but fortunately we've had some good mentors.

Mar 30, 2021 08:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A 2x4 can leave a good welt or goose egg, depending on force or location Ed. Uhhh...just saying!

Mar 30, 2021 12:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Now, that is worth repeating Rocky!

Mar 30, 2021 12:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are very welcome Roy. These words ring true!

Mar 30, 2021 12:34 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a great comparison and I have been stung by quite a few bees, er, clients over the years in real estate, haha.

Mar 31, 2021 05:35 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It's best to do everything to avoid the sting of circumstances Brian!

Mar 31, 2021 06:49 AM
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Hi Wanda, great analogy! When I was in High School I started a hive from a mail-order colony of bees (quite fun to have honey bees show up in the Mail!). Unfortunately the last sting I got created too much of an allergic reaction for me to want to take on another colony. We must watch for allergic reactions in RE too!

Mar 31, 2021 08:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Alexander-Slocum for sharing the experience. Proper planning can prevent getting stung in bee-keeping, gardening and in business!

Mar 31, 2021 08:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wanda- great analogy and I'm glad to see that Bill Spear chimed in. And... good luck with the hives.

Mar 31, 2021 10:24 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Yes.. that dreaded Sting that we all have felt, and MORE times than we hoped for.  You are right,  ... sometimes we just cannot prepare for those outside variances that we have NO control over.... smile and move on!!  Where's that bee sting kit??

Mar 31, 2021 12:48 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Bill knows bee hives and am glad he stopped in as well Kathy!

Apr 01, 2021 04:58 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Ouch! That's all there is to say about people who make decisions every day...they often make mistakes but will not come back and say so Dan.

Apr 01, 2021 04:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wanda:

What a clever and thoughtful analogy to our business. No one appreciates getting stung, whether dealing with bees or in the real estate world. Doing the right things will help avoid that nastiness!

Jeff

Apr 01, 2021 08:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Jeff! Preparation often prevents discomfort. Have a fantastic Easter weekend!

Apr 02, 2021 08:24 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Wanda, Roy shared this post and I enjoyed it so thought I would stop by to say thanks for the post.  Good comparisons.  Mark

Apr 03, 2021 05:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Some good relationships must have a certain amount of respect and admiration for one another's work ethics. Thank you for stopping by to offer a comment Mark!

Apr 04, 2021 04:52 PM