When we’re talking beekeeping, the “glory” of it comes from working with the bees themselves. Being able to get a swarm from one place to another so that these ancient, useful creatures can make the world of their keepers and the people who enjoy their wax, honey and royal jelly a better place? That has to feel glorious.
There’s a lot of pride within the community of beekeepers and not a whole lot of spiteful competition. If you have one successful backyard hive, 20 successful hives, or are just the Swarm Swami, the glory is in the work itself. In other words, you’re not going to feel the glory of a gold medal-wearing Olympic athlete or an Oscar winner; your glory is subtler, and perhaps even more satisfying and longer-lasting.