In Beeman's hive
The golden rule of beekeeping is to respect bee space – that magic 3/8 of an inch providing such happiness for a bee. Anything wider and they will fill the space with burr comb. Anything closer and the space is filled with propolis, the sticky glue used to seal gaps.
Respecting bee space is also about acknowledging closeness. The closeness of working among so many thousands of stinging insects, the closeness of the veil on your face, the closeness of working alongside others who share your passion.