Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?  (Read 9978 times)

Offline Jim 134

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 2351
  • Gender: Male
    • Franklin County Beekeepers Association
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2010, 11:42:24 PM »
Diesel Mechanic and been keeping bees since 1957



   BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :)
"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
        Chinese Proverb

"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

Offline brendan

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 23
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2010, 11:45:39 PM »
Obstetrician/Gynecologist in a large private group practice. Kept bees at age 13 and 14 with my dad. He died a couple of years ago and I started having fond memories of that time in my life and started beekeeping.  It always makes me feel like he is watching!

Offline Cossack

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 100
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2010, 11:57:38 PM »
Police Detective.......... The bees keep my mind off of the drama of People. They allow me to fully concentrate on them and stop thinking about The Burglars, Rapists, Child Molesters, Robbers, and Murderers..........
that are always out there.


Its a great past time..... ;)
I had a dream last night, I was eating a 10 pound marshmallow. I woke up this morning and the pillow was gone.....

Offline hardwood

  • Galactic Bee
  • ******
  • Posts: 3482
  • Gender: Male
  • Alysian Apiaries youtube.com/MrBeedude
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2010, 12:03:14 AM »
Cossack, I don't even wanna hang with you dude!...yes I do...you know what I mean :)

Scott
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Offline The Bix

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 427
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2010, 03:20:07 AM »
Stockbroker  :)

Offline NasalSponge

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 271
  • Gender: Male
    • Red Dirt Apiaries
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2010, 10:41:55 AM »
aircraft mechanic for large express air carrier in memphis and honey do'er

Hummm...me thinks we have much in common, the word FedEx comes to mind!!

Offline catfishbill

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 134
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2010, 01:52:06 PM »
that would be correct,14yrs on the flight line,and the purple don't course through my veins like it used to.

Offline RZRBCK BEE

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 89
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2010, 07:00:14 PM »
Copier Tech/Network Tech

Offline riverrat

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 391
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2010, 07:31:41 PM »
aircraft manufacture cnc programmer/engineering. Dr said I needed a hobby to destress but I dont think he had 40 hives of bees in mind :-D
never take the top off a hive on a day that you wouldn't want the roof taken off your house

Offline bens

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 34
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2010, 10:34:48 PM »
I'm a beekeeper, chicken farmer (very small scale), fisherman, etc.... My hobbies are my obsession.  and in my spare time I'm a mechanical engineer for a tier 1 auto parts supplier.

Offline Sparky

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 804
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2010, 11:17:44 PM »
Machinist / Electrician for Brentwood Industries. A thermal forming business that makes plastic products that are used in cooling towers that range from the commercial evaporator coolers that you see on large air conditioned buildings to nuclear power plants and waste and drinking water treatment plants.

Offline sc-bee

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 2280
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2010, 12:21:38 AM »
Rad-Tech
John 3:16

Offline Wynoochee_newbee_guy

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 175
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2010, 01:57:58 AM »
Retired Medic of 20 years.
Its All Fun And Games Till I lose an EYE!

Offline lenape13

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 612
  • Gender: Male
  • We survive together, or not at all!
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2010, 07:03:22 AM »
I work in a distribution center for a major sporting goods retailer.  I also mow lawns and do odd jobs for the elderly who can't afford to have a "professional" come in and do it.  Besides beekeeping, I also do living history programs, demonstrating colonial life circa 1750.  (How fast can you light a fire with flint and steel?)

Offline Grandma_DOG

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 329
  • Gender: Male
  • Build it, and they will comb.
    • LearningBeekeeping
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2010, 08:30:40 PM »
Entrepreneur of a geo-spatial data company, and a training company that teaches GIS.
Part time meteoriticist, recovering meteorites around the world. Website is www.outofabluesky.com 

Amateur videographer, mainly making beekeeping videos. Those are at www.learningbeekeeping.com

Formally trained as a electrical engineer and petroleum engineer.
Here is my new book on Swarm Trapping at http://learningbeekeeping.com/beekeeping-articles/how-to-swarm-trap/ and follow me on youtube at

Offline BC

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2010, 11:15:05 PM »
Work in the Film Industry. Thirty years.

Offline gardeningfireman

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 564
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2010, 12:06:24 AM »
Full time firefighter/medic for 22 yrs. Last ten as a lieutenant in an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, OH that runs about 4,000 calls per year. Also own a small garden-plant sales company; both home-grown and resale. Wife works 3 days a week on my days off.

Offline VolunteerK9

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Gender: Male
  • Gamecock fan in UT land.
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2010, 12:28:41 PM »
At my real job I am a police officer aka The Law,Cops, The Fuzz, Pigs, Po Po, Five-O etc. My off time is spent at various baseball parks coaching my two sons. (Best times of my life) However ,I am a farmer trapped in a polyester uniform.

Offline Shawn

  • Queen Bee
  • ****
  • Posts: 1217
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2010, 12:37:33 PM »
Police officer here, for the past 14 years. Done quite a bit in that 14 years to include being a K9 officer.

Offline Hemlock

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
Re: Just curious, Beekeeping as a hobby, what is your full time job?
« Reply #79 on: June 21, 2010, 12:41:38 PM »
Forester for a major paper company which produces 'product packaging'.  I get paid to drive the company supplied 4x4 to the mountain and walk in the woods all day.  Thank God I have the bees to calm me down after such hard work.   :-D


For all of you that are cops-
My Alma mater also hosted a police academy.  My two roommates were in that program.  At dinner they talked about what evidence could be found on a dead body & having to be exposed to mace. A third roommate, the guy taking the fireman program, talked about having to find his way out of a cargo container filled with smoke but without his mask.  The most I could ever offer was the difference between Pitch & Slash pine!  You guys, & gals, Rock.  Thanks for what you do.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 01:04:29 PM by Hemlock »