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Author Topic: Wanted: Beekeeper - $20,000.00 For 10 Days Part-Time Work  (Read 4672 times)
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« on: July 10, 2008, 01:24:38 PM »

Not sure where to post this, but here goes. It is copied without apology from another forum. The link to the thread is here: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=333970#post333970

I'm thinking some of you crazy -er - adventurous, fun-loving souls at BIBF just might apply smiley

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A producer at ABC TV has asked our help in
finding a beekeeper that would meet the
following criteria:

1) Married
2) One or more kids still living at home
3) Willing to be on "Reality TV"
4) One parent able to travel for 10 days

The TV Program is called "Wife Swap", which we
are told has been aired for several years, and
does not involve anything untoward, in spite
of what the name might imply.

We are told that the participating family will
be paid a base amount of $20,000.00 and has a
chance of winning an additional bonus of $50,000.00

Please contact us rather than ABC, as we have been
asked to put you directly in contact with the
producer for an interview.

Name, phone number, address, and e-mail is all
we need at this point. They don't seem to care
if the beekeeping operation is large or small,
but please define your operation size in terms
of number of hives.


Thanks!


joanne thomas and jim fischer
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 01:53:29 PM »

that show makes me crazy.  i think one of the requirements is that you have to be some kind of loon.  even so, if i met the criteria, i'd do it for the money smiley

i figure i'd have a good go at whipping someone elses husband into shape.   evil
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 03:10:08 PM »

Hey! I meet the criteria..... Oh yeah forgot,  I wouldn't want to be on TV  rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 04:26:55 PM »

No kids and some sanity left so I couldn't be beaten to death by someone else's wife.  I'm out.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 04:32:43 PM »

I have an idea, lets just do this with in our forum. I will trade my wife for one of your wives for 10 days. And lets just keep touch and see how it goes. We could do live chats to compare and stuff. Would be great. Speaking of being whipped into shape... I accept the challenge Kathy.
Sign me up.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 04:39:26 PM »

I have never heard of it.

How real is this?
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 05:45:08 PM »

I believe it!
 I bet I didnt tell you guys about me getting an Email from the producer of the show, did I?
Well,...Some of you remember awhile back when I was "Trippin' out" on 2012,( the year, mayan calendar, hopi prophecies, etc.) right?
 Anyways, I went to a few 2012 forums and websites back then...I "Bailed out" after figuring out that most of these people were freakin' NUTS,( I mean weirder than me, in some peoples opinion) probably way before the 2012 issue started!
 So, just recently I got an invite for me and my family to be interviewed for the show grin  I was to be the 2012 nut and I was to switch wives with someone else whos wife thinks the 2012 thing is nothing.
Janelle and I kicked it around for awhile----(5 minutes, maybe..)...We decided against it..Janelle thought I might give them "More show than they could handle" grin
I figure that the producers people went to these sites and picked a bunch of people to interview.
.....Yeh, Kathy,..... "Loons!"
 Hey Frantz....(As I peek over my shoulder)....Got any pictures of your wife? grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008, 06:12:04 PM »

frantz...can you say "boot camp"?   evil

problem is, they probably edit out all the really good stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 06:47:10 PM »

The wife swap thingy is not what the name implies .I know a lady about 50 miles away who did the show twice. That's the only times I watched it . She got like 50 grand. There was large write up in the local paper. I would post her name but, her daughter just got killed in a auto accident not long ago. I'm sure she is still grieving.
In answer to your question I don't qualify. But I sure could use the money to pay my bee stuff bill  !!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 07:43:01 PM »

 HMNNN, maybe I can borrow a niece or nephew to live here. grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008, 07:52:08 PM »

I will trade my wife for one of your wives for 10 days.
Hey Frantz, I know some of ya'll out there in Utah have several wifes, but I only have one that you could choose from.grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2008, 08:01:46 PM »

Hey Frantz, I know some of ya'll out there in Utah have several wifes, but I only have one that you could choose from.grin

No that is here in Texas. Don't you read the news?
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2008, 08:09:17 PM »

That's right I forgot about that, but from what I saw on the news, I wouldn't trade my wife for two of them!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2008, 08:17:08 PM »

frantz...can you say "boot camp"?   evil

problem is, they probably edit out all the really good stuff.

Man Kathy, I would love to see you whip Frantz into shape, I'd vote you and he in, in a second!!!

Johnny, you need to be on that show, that would be the grits!!

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2008, 08:27:35 AM »

That show aggravates me.  My wife makes me crazy and I lover her with everything I got.  10 days with someone else's wife would be enough to make me pick up a full brood box and wear it like a hat.
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2008, 08:45:35 AM »

i figure i'd have a good go at whipping someone elses husband into shape.   evil

They always swap polar opposites.

The problem is that only works for the first 5 days.  Then the second day you've got to eat crow and let some spineless birkenstock wearing granola eating hippy tell you how you should be living.  It'd only work if you don't mind wearing tye-dye and headbands sitting around the circle singing we shall overcome while the kids are out back swearing and wrecking stuff cuz they never had a punishment in their life.  It would be amusing watching Kathy enduring that!

But other than that I don't have any biases against that show. evil
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2008, 09:01:00 AM »

OMG - better burn my birks, give the granola to the geese and hurry out back to browbeat the little brats  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 09:08:55 AM »

I never get to watch the show, never really watch tv. To much work and no time to sit on the couch and do whatever it is you do when you are on the couch.
The only time I caught a glimpse of the show was a carnival family and a NY snob family switching wives. Just the title was funny. The parts I saw were too much drama.... I have enough drama in my life. My oldest (a Girl) is about to turn 14 in a couple of months, we just moved into the new house, and the two younger ones just found out they have to wear uniforms to school this year. HeHeHe... Like I said too much drama.
Kathy, I think I could hang... Of course us guys always think we can hang right. I bet I would have *^$& of a time keeping up with you.. my hats off to you and what you do.
John, I would have a hard time deciding which wife to send.... #3 or #4. Maybe I could send both and get a package deal kinda thing.  grin grin What ya got to offer, I could use a good tractor for a while...
Like I said before, I think that we should do it with in the forum. And create a web show out of it. We would all be rich and famous. Right!!! These things always turn out how you expect right???
Ok, enough on this thread, I am going to get hammer'd by someone here pretty quick.
take care all, and hang on to that one you love!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 09:24:37 AM »

man, you couldn't pay me enough for that job....those reality shows irritate the **** out of me.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 10:07:04 AM »

We are a TV-free household, but I happened to see a glimpse of this show once while visiting my parents.  I couldn't believe how ridiculous it was....reaffirms why we have chosen to remove the television from our home.

Less TV means more time for more important things like spending time with the kids tending the hive!

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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2008, 10:37:17 AM »

steve m. i think you have made a wise choice!  my  husband and i were just talking about the days when there were 3 channels and all we got to watch were the news and gunsmoke.  what did we do with all that extra time!!  smiley
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2008, 12:44:18 AM »

I cannot possibly imagine them being able to find either a polar or diametric opposite to me.  Well, at least not one who would survive 10 days with my 4 kids, who are very much like me.  *chuckle*
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2008, 02:06:18 AM »

I've watched that show a couple of times and thought that a person would have to be insane to participate in it... and I'm just not that insane, so count me out.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2008, 02:44:28 AM »

   I always wondered if alot of those type of reality shows were at least prompted or partially scripted.  I only see them in passing anymore.  Eh.  I'm always wrong about that kind of stuff.  I watched the first three weeks of the first survivor and that was enough.  I figured I have more than enough reality in my life and don't need to drag it into other folks' lives.  Besides I'm not quick witted enough for that stuff and my kids are taught to respect their elders (at least they do pretty good with other folks huh).  If they were polar opposites she would be a drooling casualty here just putting up with me and I would pity the other household.

   I'm just trying to figure out why my wife likes to occassionally watch Bridzilla. tongue
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2008, 05:27:20 AM »

I watched the first three weeks of the first survivor and that was enough.

I was seriously disappointed with survivor when I found out that it wasn't just leave 'em alone and see who stays longest... now THAT would be worth watching. 

The only reality TV show I would be interrested in doing is the amazing race.  That looks like so much fun!  Forget the prizes, I'd do it just for the trip.  That's also about the only one that we make a point to watch.  Well, unless you count american idol and america's got talent, which sucks this year since they only show one act between commercial breaks and show less than 10 acts per hour long show... It's enough to wear out my fast fwd button on the DVR.  They fill the show now with so much crap, like the back story, the judges comments, etc... I don't care about that crap, just get to the next act!
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2008, 11:37:21 AM »

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We are a TV-free household, but I happened to see a glimpse of this show once while visiting my parents.  I couldn't believe how ridiculous it was....reaffirms why we have chosen to remove the television from our home.

Less TV means more time for more important things like spending time with the kids tending the hive!

Smart. 

I was TV free for about two years.  Not by choice but because I was broke.  I didn't even have much furniture in my house.  I didn't miss it.  I spent most of my time at the beach or exploring the no-man lands of Puerto Rico.
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2008, 12:57:28 PM »

We are a TV-free household, but I happened to see a glimpse of this show once while visiting my parents.  I couldn't believe how ridiculous it was....reaffirms why we have chosen to remove the television from our home.

Less TV means more time for more important things like spending time with the kids tending the hive!

--Steve

Same here Steve, We have not had any TV in our house for over 17 years. Whenever I catch a glance of some shows while visiting my brother, I am so happy I stopped that nonsense.
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 03:15:51 PM »

We never went completely without TV but we have occasionally disconnected the satelite service as the stuff on tv is mainly GARBAGE tongue
 The only time I remember Households without TVs is went I visited a few households in a Charismatic Christian community...It was really nice and quiet without tv. The people werent forced to not have a tv, it was an option. TV is such a distraction to whats important most the time...Unfortunately, I spend alot of time in front of it since I can watch MLB(baseball) in the evenings after work.
TV and this computer, and most of my computer time is spent here in the forums Smiley As a matter of fact alot of by beekeeping consists of being here in the forums. I never even spent this much time on a computer when i met my wife on the net!
 I honor and respect you guys who dont do TV!!..Yalls willpower is alot stronger than mine! Your priorities are set alot higher than mine to Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2008, 07:24:54 PM »

Yes sir. We can work ourselves to death or be entertained to death, but one thing is for sure, we aren't getting out of here alive.
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2008, 09:34:12 PM »

We originally went without TV after I took a chef's position at an in on an Island....certainly not as exotic a place as Puerto Rico, but no TV none the less.  We kind of got used to it not being on.  We brought it back inside for a bit right after 9/11, but before the children came, we got rid of it for good...by giving it away.

There's no will power involved when there's no TV to turn on.  The hive has become a type of TV for me now though....I can sit in front of it for long periods of time just staring at the bees go in and out!
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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2008, 09:43:37 PM »

No TV probably leads to a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life... but in my case, getting rid of TV would be my death, at the hands of my wife, who's been watching enough forensic files to know how to get away with it...  shocked
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 04:34:36 PM »

Well i have a tv, now weather i have time to watch thats another question.    I normally watch shows like Dirty Jobs (couple of bee jobs been shown), Deadliest Catch, Heroes, College Football, Kathy Griffin, and Food network.    Other than that I dont have much time
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2008, 06:48:07 PM »

The guy who host the dirtiest jobs looks and acts just like my brother in law!
I dont have a picture of him but if I did I'd show you!

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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2008, 03:52:23 AM »

There was A TV show on here, I missed it, called "The Apprentices" one episode was on a 9 year old girl that was helping her dad with bees and was gunna make a career out of it etc etc. It will be repeated I hope!

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2008, 09:05:23 AM »

Does anyone know when the show is going to air, i dont want to miss it when it comes out?
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