Beekeeper #1:

I was combining two colonies last week using a newspaper to separate them. I read this is a good way to combine two hives as they will eventually eat through it and become a single colony. However, they didn’t eat through the newspaper at all.

Beekeeper #2:

Perhaps you used the sports section and they were too busy reading it?

Beekeeper #1:

Maybe. But these are ladies we’re talking about!