View Poll Results: What type of Master Beekeeper are you?

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  • Hobbyist

    10 76.92%
  • Sideliner

    3 23.08%
  • Commercial

    0 0%
  • Other (explain if you care to)

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    If you are a Master Beekeeper (with a certificate), what catagory would place yourself in: Hobbyist, Sideliner, or Commercial.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

  2. #2
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    You read my mind Bee....and you beat me to it..LOL..
    "You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same."

  3. #3
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Another interesting survey would be to see how many commercial beekeepers aren't "Master beekeepers"
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    If you look at the EAS list, there aren't that many, so don't be disappointed if no one takes the poll.
    Regards, Barry

  5. #5
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Quote Originally Posted by dbest View Post
    Another interesting survey would be to see how many commercial beekeepers aren't "Master beekeepers"
    I would think that most commercial or sideliners are too busy to bother...

    Some of our more respected members are Master-Beeks without the certificate. In my opinion they are certified each year when we order queens and nucs from them.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

  6. #6
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    I wish someone would have come up w/ a better term than "Master Beekeeper". I believe that this term is not what it once was. In the past a "Master" of a trade, such as carpentry, brick masonry, blacksmithing or cooperage was someone who had been an apprentice to a master, then a journeyman of that trade and then an owner of a business or shop which carried on that trade. So, if someone has learned beekeeping by studying under someone, college or work wise, and has then built their own business, then they could, imo, be called a Masterbeekeeper. Though I imagine most wouldn't. Most beekeepers that I know are too humble to designate themselves master.

    I'm sorry if I kicked over a hive by asking a simple question. People sure can be thin skinned.
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  7. #7
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Sorry. Didn't read properly and voted. Doesn't apply to me.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Quote Originally Posted by beecurious View Post
    i would think that most commercial or sideliners are too busy to bother...
    bingo
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Does being the Master of Your Domain count for anything?
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: A survey of Certified Master Beekeepers

    Only as long as you know it really isn't you.
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