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Fame

If a beekeeper's doing their job, then you'll never know about them. It means the bees haven't escaped to wreak havoc on the local playground, and there's no honey shortage on the local grocery shelves. Look at it this way: if you're suddenly famous for keeping bees, something's gone horribly, horribly wrong.

That said, there have been many famous people in history who aren't known for keeping bees, but are known and did keep bees. (Still following?) Ever hear of Ben Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? How about Pythagoras (a.k.a. The Theory Guy)? All of them kept bees at some point or another in their lives. 

So while you may not get your fifteen minutes from maintaining hives, it seems, at least, that you'll be among lofty company. Who knows, maybe you'll get famous for something else entirely, and then join a similar list on the beekeeping career guides of the future.

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