Post # 1
Hello all. I just wanted to share that I’ll be stepping down as an admin on the Weddingbee boards this week.
It’s been a long road! My brother and I built these boards with our bare hands, oh so many years ago (almost four!!). Haha ok, maybe we used a keyboard and a mouse – but these days, that’s like your bare hands, right?
There have been so many little tweaks along the years: avatars, post counts, bee levels, leaderboards, polls, picture uploads and so much more! And all the kerfuffles along the way: does anyone else remember the controversy around the waiting and baby boards and the decision to split the boards into Wedding Related/NWR/Nesting sections?
Anyway it’s been an honor and a privilege to help build and administrate these boards. I’d like to offer a sincere and deep “THANK YOU!!!” to the amazing Hostess and Moderators team who keep the hive humming and spam-free. I had previously posted about stepping down from the hive, but then circumstances intervened and I got sucked back in. Since then we’ve built out an amazing team of Hostesses and Moderators, and I have full confidence that the team will keep things on track. You guys have been amazingly generous with your time over the years, and I am so grateful!!
Also, I’d like to thank the members of the hive (past and present!) for making the boards an amazing place. And also, for welcoming this male bee (drone?) into your midst. Drones mate with a queen and then soon die. That sounds like an apt description of parenthood – man, is it ever hard! But it’s so rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
It’s a big internet out there, and I’m sure I’ll see you guys on some of the other sites that Mrs. Bee and I will start over the coming years. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this picture of Mr. Charlie Bee from last December. He’s reach reach reaching for that door handle, and finally gets it open. Who knows what is on the other side?
Post # 3
Farewell, Mr. Bee!! Come back and see us every now and again!
Post # 4
Bye, Mr. Bee. Best wishes and thank you for what you’ve made for us here!
Post # 5
A big thank you Mr. Bee! When this 50 year old bride had no one to help with wedding planning, Weddingbee was there for me! The support I got was priceless!
Post # 6
Sad face! I will miss you! Hopefully you will come back and visit us!
Post # 7
Oh, how sad…
We will miss you.
Is there someone taking your place?
I have really enjoyed your posts and your upkeep of the site and also watching little Charlie bee grow.
Take care and best wishes for your next journey 🙂
Post # 8
Thanks for building such a great, supportive site for all things wedding (and not so weddings) related! 😀
You’ll be missed!
Post # 9
Aww thats so sad. Goodbye, Mr. Bee
Post # 10
Thanks for helping build the foundation of this internet haven for brides. It has and will continue to impact many many people. Best wishes on your future quests!
Post # 11
Oh Mr.Bee you will be so greatly missed!!! I can’t believe your leaving, but good luck on your new ventures and please stop by every once in a while. You’ve done an amazing job with the Bee boards and I certainly will miss your updates and comments.
Post # 12
We’ll miss you, Mr. Bee! Thanks for working so hard to keep us snark and troll free.
Post # 13
Woah. I’m stunned. I don’t know what to say. First of all, thank you. Thanks to you, your brother, and Mrs Bee for building this amazing little world for us that’s safe, nurturing, and loving. It’s truly a unique place that I treasure. Second, I will miss you. You are wonderful, funny, witty, wise, and always an immense pleasure to speak to. I think I can speak for everyone when I say your leaving is a loss to the site. With that being said, I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity of being a hostess here, and for creating such an awesome mod team to guide us through the rough patches. All your love, sweat, and tears certainly shows and I think you’ve left WB in good hands 🙂
I don’t want to say goodbye. Please come back and visit us, we’ll all miss you.
Post # 14
A heartfelt thank you for everything you’ve done. Enjoy your precious family. You will “bee” missed!
Post # 15
Best of luck in your future endeavors! Weddingbee was a great site for my wedding planning, full of support and good ideas. Thanks for helping to create such a wonderful site.
Post # 16
We will miss you! I have always loved reading your posts and know that your comments and advice has been well loved and treasured. Good luck in the future! Thanks for everything you have done. I seriously wouldn’t be happier anywhere else so, if nothing else, thank you for giving me the Hive.