Conclusion, if the person using the word "bee keeper" isn't seen in a bee suit AND actively working on "their" hives on a regular basis don't make the assumption that they are actually a bee keeper. Yes, intentions are powerful, but truth is very much needed...especially if like me you are committed to authenticity.
Greg and I sustain quite a lot of stings from actively working with our hives, which is incredibly uncomfortable although good for the immune system. Thus, as you can tell, I get irritated with peeps using the word as a marketing gimmick. My daughter Eve took a bunch of photos while Greg and I were going through our two hives to investigate what was happening and if they were actually using the space in all those hive boxes. I'll post those photos next week. During that hive inspection we took a few frames of honey while we were at it...and sustained about twenty stings between the two of us. I refer to those stings as immune boosters, part of our apitherapy routine.