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Offline NasalSponge

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2010, 05:52:08 PM »
Diesel Mechanic for a major overnight delivery company...ie a knuckle dragger

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2010, 08:29:13 PM »
Electrical work pays for all other projects/ hobbies/ busy stuff.

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2010, 10:00:05 PM »
I own and operate http://www.beefjerky.com since 1995.

One flavor is my own recipe that I've been making since 1980. 

Its so good, its flown to space 5 times with astronauts & cosmonauts.

There is a photo posted of it on the space station, in front of the window with the Earth below here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerky_%28food%29   {scroll down to see the photo}


Cheers!
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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2010, 10:11:35 PM »
I was a claims adjuster for 7 years before I fired the boss and started Windshield Wizards.  Now I repair chips, cracks and scratches in glass.  I also bought a pinstriping company about 10 years ago and have striped about 50,000 cars--everything from Aston Martins to Hyundais.  I also play lead guitar, harmonica and sing in a classic rock band-- "Iron Outlaw".  You can see some clips of my band on youtube.  (Plug in "kedgel" in the search field.)  I'm from TN, so I have been known to pick a little bluegrass, too.  In fact, I'm playing a benefit next week doing some "pickin' & grinnin'"  :-D

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2010, 10:16:46 PM »
I work in quality assurance for a machine tool builder, my bees are all in tolerance also.
Other hobbies coin collecting and my garden.

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2010, 10:28:59 PM »
Wildlife Biologist.....

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2010, 10:42:12 PM »
This is a GREAT thread. What talent we have here at Beemaster.com.

Steve
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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2010, 07:16:18 AM »
I write for and teach English literature at the University of Cincinnati. For even more fun (more fun than work, not more fun than bees), I ride a bicycle and fiddle around with two vintage Vespa scooters.

Liz
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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2010, 09:03:28 AM »
I don't have an official title, but I Multi-Task for an Oil, Gas, & Chemicals Company. We Verify, Certify and Analyze Petroleum Commodities before and after transactions between our Clients. I am pretty much involved in most functions in the company including the Retention and Disposal of thousands of samples, shipping and receiving of dangerous goods, calibration of instruments, equipping and maintaining of instruments for my field inspectors, travel to refineries for custody transfers of samples, also, I am Mr. Fixit around here too ! No matter what breaks or goes wrong, I get the call  :evil:

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2010, 09:10:32 AM »
I certify the materials we use on our Highway construction projects for the Department of Transportation in Minnesota. I sing quite a bit when I'm not working or spending time with my wife and three sons. They say I'm addicted to the reading about or doing things with the bees.

Tim
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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2010, 10:43:17 AM »
Corn breeder for a seed company devloping new hybrids for farmers.  Besides bees, I garden and biclycle but mostly spend time with my 5 year old daughter that we adopted from foster care when she was 1.  Since I am 60 and have grandchildren older than my daughter, I have some challenging days:)  We get some interesting looks when she tells people that she is our 6 year old granddaughter's "aunt"!

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2010, 11:19:53 AM »
I own a small automatic fire sprinkler company, farm on the side raising registered charolais cattle and selling hay, and do some welding and fabrication.

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2010, 12:32:52 PM »
Gal Friday and official "Cat Squeezer" at a pet groomer.
Horse breeder and feed up the occasional cow.
Mead maker, medieval re creationist, archer, gardener ,seamstress, and other hobbies also to numerous to mention.  Most important - mother.

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2010, 12:50:28 PM »
I didn't realize the way this thread would take off!   With the resources listed here seems there would be no problem one would have that others couldn't help or give advice on!  Talk about a way to bring people together, this is really cool.

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2010, 01:10:40 PM »
Maintenance Technican for Mercedes-Benz. We build M-Class, GL-Class, & R-Class SUV's.
Co-Owner of BeeSmack LLC, All Natural Beeswax Lip Balm. (Watch out Burt's Bees) :-D

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2010, 01:32:28 PM »
May as well get in on this.
Was 2 days old when Pearl Harbor got hit.
Grew  up on the farm.
School drop out. Did the G E D thing and ended up with  "State" Diploma.
Added two years of Collage level Welding to that During my 10 years in U.S. Army.
Also did a little truck driving in the Army.
Had to rail head once. Backing trailers onto flat cars six car's deep. No power steering on those old 5 ton army Trucks
Discharged on disability.  Now 68 years old and tired. Can't stand the heat.
Can't stand the Government. Love to Fish, Hunt, garden and study people.
The rest is classified. :roll: :shock: :) ;)doak

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2010, 02:08:49 PM »
aircraft mechanic for large express air carrier in memphis and honey do'er

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2010, 07:09:54 PM »
Medical oncologist and hematologist.  Beekeeping is a great diversion.  Just glad bees don't get cancer.

Jester

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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2010, 07:16:08 PM »
I'm a Police Officer just outside Metro Atlanta, Ga..

Should also throw in there that my wife and I own a Wedding and event facility in the North Ga Mountains too.  Thats a lot more work than it seems!
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Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2010, 11:30:56 PM »
Doak!!  Hey I was born December 5th!!!   Couple years younger though,  When Kenedy was shot!

 

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