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BEEKEEPER: Started As A Hobby

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George is a Beekeeper that started his own Honey business. George told us it started off as a hobby just to make side money, but it has now become his full time job producing honey through his bees and selling it to the public.

School: Bringham Young University
Job Title: Beekeeper
Employer: Honey Dale

Job Summary: Agricultural and Food Scientist

Job Description

Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure agricultural productivity and food safety. They typically do the following: conduct research and experiments concerning animal nutrition and field crops; develop ways to improve the quantity and quality of field crops and farm animals; create new food products and develop new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them; study the composition of soil as it relates to plant growth; communicate research findings to the scientific community, food producers, and the public.

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$35,000 - $105,000
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Office, Remote, Outdoor, Indoor, Military
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills
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m='16250'>I</span> <span m='16300'>can</span> <span m='16470'>use</span> <span m='16680'>those</span> <span m='16910'>bees</span> <span m='17170'>and</span> <span m='17270'>take</span> <span m='17420'>them</span> <span m='17540'>out</span> <span m='17700'>for</span> <span m='17820'>pollination</span> <span m='19500'>to</span> <span m='19850'>help</span> <span m='20030'>our</span> <span m='20130'>crops.</span> <span m='20840'>And</span> <span m='21060'>then</span> <span m='21340'>I</span> <span m='21490'>also</span> <span m='21990'>can</span> <span m='22440'>make</span> <span m='22720'>honey</span> <span m='22930'>off</span> <span m='23140'>of</span> <span m='23290'>those</span> <span m='23720'>crops</span> <span m='24140'>sometimes,</span> <span m='25110'>and</span> <span m='25330'>then</span> <span m='25510'>I</span> <span m='25600'>can</span> <span m='25940'>take</span> <span m='26130'>that</span> <span m='26320'>honey</span> <span m='26560'>and</span> <span m='26670'>I</span> <span m='26720'>can</span> <span m='26880'>go</span> <span m='27240'>and</span> <span m='27380'>bring</span> <span m='27590'>the</span> <span m='27690'>honey</span> <span m='27910'>to</span> <span m='28160'>other</span> <span m='28330'>locations</span> <span m='28960'>and</span> <span m='29300'>sell</span> <span m='29500'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='30340'>A</span> <span m='30450'>typical</span> <span m='30640'>day</span> <span m='30830'>on</span> <span m='30910'>my</span> <span m='31070'>job.</span> <span m='32840'>I</span> <span m='32970'>can</span> <span m='33110'>go</span> <span m='33330'>out--</span> <span m='33610'>I</span> <span m='33670'>start</span> <span m='33910'>in</span> <span m='33950'>the</span> <span m='34000'>morning.</span> <span m='34390'>I</span> <span m='34420'>go</span> <span m='34600'>out</span> <span m='34890'>and</span> <span m='35330'>I</span> <span m='36040'>open</span> <span m='36770'>some</span> <span m='36950'>beehives</span> <span m='37500'>and</span> <span m='37900'>go</span> <span m='38080'>through</span> <span m='38450'>them,</span> <span m='38820'>make</span> <span m='39000'>sure</span> <span m='39260'>that</span> <span m='39480'>my</span> <span m='39590'>queen</span> <span m='39940'>is</span> <span m='40050'>doing</span> <span m='40270'>good.</span> <span m='40550'>She's</span> <span m='40820'>healthy.</span> <span m='41240'>She's</span> <span m='41470'>strong.</span> <span m='43400'>And</span> <span m='43580'>if</span> <span m='43670'>she's</span> <span m='43900'>got</span> <span m='44060'>a</span> <span m='44110'>good</span> <span m='44390'>pattern,</span> <span m='45170'>which</span> <span m='45360'>is</span> <span m='45510'>how</span> <span m='45640'>she</span> <span m='45810'>lays.</span> <span m='46660'>And</span> <span m='46820'>then</span> <span m='47150'>I</span> <span m='47320'>can--</span> <span m='48280'>if</span> <span m='48440'>she's</span> <span m='48710'>not,</span> <span m='49150'>if she's</span> <span m='49370'>not</span> <span m='49550'>doing</span> <span m='49800'>well,</span> <span m='50530'>there's</span> <span m='50720'>things</span> <span m='50930'>I</span> <span m='50980'>can</span> <span m='51120'>do</span> <span m='51320'>to</span> <span m='51650'>remedy</span> <span m='51970'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='52840'>And</span> <span m='52990'>then</span> <span m='53120'>I</span> <span m='53570'>go</span> <span m='53740'>down</span> <span m='54040'>the</span> <span m='54130'>rows</span> <span m='54560'>of</span> <span m='54740'>the bees</span> <span m='55290'>and</span> <span m='55540'>then</span> <span m='57490'>check</span> <span m='57660'>them</span> <span m='57790'>all</span> <span m='58030'>out.</span> <span m='58330'>Help</span> <span m='58570'>them</span> <span m='58730'>out.</span> <span m='59080'>Do</span> <span m='59210'>what</span> <span m='59300'>I</span> <span m='59380'>need</span> <span m='59710'>to.</span> <span m='59910'>If</span> <span m='60070'>I</span> <span m='60120'>need</span> <span m='60340'>to,</span> <span m='60610'>add</span> <span m='61150'>extra</span> <span m='61480'>boxes</span> <span m='61990'>so</span> <span m='62120'>they</span> <span m='62230'>can</span> <span m='62380'>make</span> <span m='62560'>honey.</span> <span m='64000'>Make</span> <span m='64160'>sure</span> <span m='64290'>they're</span> <span m='64420'>healthy</span> <span m='64750'>and</span> <span m='64870'>strong.</span> <span m='65770'>And</span> <span m='66060'>then</span> <span m='66640'>I</span> <span m='66800'>also</span> <span m='67250'>can</span> <span m='69110'>drive</span> <span m='69370'>to</span> <span m='69490'>another</span> <span m='69750'>yard</span> <span m='70210'>where I</span> <span m='70450'>have</span> <span m='70590'>more</span> <span m='70800'>bees</span> <span m='71110'>and</span> <span m='71190'>take</span> <span m='71340'>care</span> <span m='71500'>of</span> <span m='71550'>those.</span> <span m='73430'>And</span> <span m='73760'>then</span> <span m='74440'>if</span> <span m='74640'>I</span> <span m='74740'>get</span> <span m='74990'>calls</span> <span m='75410'>to</span> <span m='75540'>go</span> <span m='75680'>pick</span> <span m='75870'>up</span> <span m='75980'>swarms</span> <span m='76590'>or</span> <span m='76670'>things</span> <span m='76880'>like</span> <span m='77040'>that,</span> <span m='77270'>I'll</span> <span m='77720'>go</span> <span m='77870'>and</span> <span m='77970'>do</span> <span m='78110'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='78380'>A</span> <span m='78830'>career and</span> <span m='79200'>education</span> <span m='79700'>path.</span> <span m='81145'>My</span> <span m='81520'>education</span> <span m='82100'>is</span> <span m='82240'>in</span> <span m='82380'>recreation,</span> <span m='83670'>which</span> <span m='83880'>has</span> <span m='84090'>absolutely</span> <span m='84550'>nothing</span> <span m='85170'>to</span> <span m='85270'>do</span> <span m='85420'>with</span> <span m='85560'>this.</span> <span m='86140'>And</span> <span m='86450'>I</span> <span m='86520'>did</span> <span m='86700'>that</span> <span m='86900'>for</span> <span m='87010'>a</span> <span m='87060'>few</span> <span m='87250'>years.</span> <span m='87720'>And</span> <span m='87890'>then</span> <span m='89310'>recreation,</span> <span m='90130'>that's</span> <span m='90390'>usually</span> <span m='90720'>the</span> <span m='90790'>first</span> <span m='91020'>thing</span> <span m='91150'>that</span> <span m='91370'>gets</span> <span m='91680'>cut</span> <span m='91990'>back</span> <span m='92240'>in</span> <span m='92510'>budget</span> <span m='92790'>cuts.</span> <span m='93640'>And</span> <span m='93780'>so</span> <span m='94080'>I</span> <span m='94220'>found</span> <span m='94470'>myself</span> <span m='94830'>without</span> <span m='95070'>a</span> <span m='95130'>job,</span> <span m='95620'>and</span> <span m='96630'>I</span> <span m='96820'>started</span> <span m='97170'>this</span> <span m='97400'>as</span> <span m='97510'>just</span> <span m='97680'>kind</span> <span m='97860'>of</span> <span m='97930'>a</span> <span m='99280'>part-time</span> <span m='99710'>thing,</span> <span m='99990'>with</span> <span m='100700'>no</span> <span m='101040'>idea</span> <span m='101360'>what</span> <span m='101480'>I</span> <span m='101540'>was</span> <span m='101690'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='102490'>And</span> <span m='102920'>my</span> <span m='103020'>brother-in-law</span> <span m='103740'>and</span> <span m='104030'>I</span> <span m='104100'>started</span> <span m='104270'>doing it</span> <span m='104530'>and</span> <span m='104940'>we</span> <span m='105310'>were</span> <span m='105430'>just</span> <span m='105600'>going</span> <span m='105700'>to</span> <span m='105760'>do</span> <span m='105890'>it</span> <span m='106080'>as a</span> <span m='106130'>little</span> <span m='106300'>side</span> <span m='106640'>business.</span> <span m='107380'>Not</span> <span m='107880'>even</span> <span m='108080'>a</span> <span m='108150'>real</span> <span m='108320'>business,</span> <span m='108800'>just</span> <span m='109300'>some</span> <span m='109460'>extra</span> <span m='109720'>money</span> <span m='109980'>on</span> <span m='110050'>the</span> <span m='110130'>weekends,</span> <span m='111890'>because</span> <span m='112120'>we</span> <span m='112250'>both</span> <span m='112480'>had</span> <span m='112720'>some</span> <span m='112980'>construction</span> <span m='113530'>background.</span> <span m='114110'>We</span> <span m='114220'>started</span> <span m='115010'>getting</span> <span m='115230'>calls</span> <span m='115790'>to</span> <span m='116190'>remove</span> <span m='116610'>bees</span> <span m='116930'>out</span> <span m='117060'>of</span> <span m='117680'>buildings</span> <span m='118420'>and</span> <span m='118520'>stuff</span> <span m='118720'>like</span> <span m='118870'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='119200'>And</span> <span m='119370'>we</span> <span m='119520'>checked</span> <span m='119750'>the</span> <span m='119820'>laws.</span> <span m='120100'>You</span> <span m='120380'>have</span> <span m='120490'>to</span> <span m='120590'>have</span> <span m='120700'>insurance</span> <span m='121510'>and</span> <span m='121620'>all</span> <span m='121740'>that</span> <span m='121820'>stuff</span> <span m='122080'>to</span> <span m='122180'>be</span> <span m='122270'>able</span> <span m='122450'>to</span> <span m='122510'>do</span> <span m='122670'>that</span> <span m='122850'>legally.</span> <span m='123910'>And</span> <span m='125050'>so</span> <span m='125250'>we</span> <span m='125370'>did</span> <span m='125560'>what</span> <span m='125690'>we</span> <span m='125810'>had</span> <span m='126010'>to</span> <span m='126090'>do</span> <span m='126430'>and we</span> <span m='126560'>started</span> <span m='126890'>doing it.</span> <span m='127080'>Made it</span> <span m='127480'>a</span> <span m='127530'>business</span> <span m='128100'>and</span> <span m='128639'>we've</span> <span m='128860'>been</span> <span m='129039'>going</span> <span m='129340'>at</span> <span m='129530'>it</span> <span m='129630'>ever</span> <span m='129860'>since.</span> </p><p><span m='130595'>What</span> <span m='130870'>I</span> <span m='130990'>wish</span> <span m='131300'>I</span> <span m='131360'>knew</span> <span m='131630'>before</span> <span m='131850'>I</span> <span m='131890'>started</span> <span m='132200'>my</span> <span m='132320'>career.</span> <span m='134590'>That</span> <span m='134810'>once</span> <span m='135060'>you</span> <span m='135170'>get</span> <span m='135360'>started,</span> <span m='135850'>you're</span> <span m='136780'>screwed.</span> <span m='137480'>You</span> <span m='137630'>get</span> <span m='137850'>sucked</span> <span m='138230'>into</span> <span m='138610'>it</span> <span m='138950'>and</span> <span m='141160'>it's</span> <span m='144190'>kind</span> <span m='144390'>of</span> <span m='144500'>a</span> <span m='144580'>disease.</span> <span m='146350'>Once</span> <span m='146530'>you</span> <span m='146620'>become</span> <span m='146970'>a</span> <span m='147040'>beekeeper,</span> <span m='148682'>it's kind of</span> <span m='149020'>like</span> <span m='149270'>crack.</span> <span m='150050'>You</span> <span m='150240'>can't</span> <span m='150550'>stop.</span> </p>","file":{"id":657743,"video_id":"","name":"3110-Beekeeper.mp4","duration":151579,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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