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    Default Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    North Florida correctional institutions have been incorporating beekeeping for over a year now. The video is from the women's facility at Lowell.
    http://thefloridachannel.org/video/c...dy-beekeepers/
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    Default Re: Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    May be a good program, but, the State of Florida should be severely chastised, for allowing inmates to work bees with no veils. Sooner or later they will pay for this lack of judgement.

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    Default Re: Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    The Apiary Chief and I already counseled the inspectors involved. There are veils for the inmates and I personally asked them to wear veils that day. It is obvious they wanted to be on camera.
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    Default Re: Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    AmericasBeekeeper..... Thank You. Can't make someone wear a veil, but I sure hate to see individuals being taught a bad habit.

    I know it is so easy to just say, "I don't need a veil", but, I absolutely recommend, always wearing one.

    Yes, they are enthusiastic about the bees. I certainly support a program like this. Wish we had more programs like this one.

    Thank You.... Good Job.

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    Default Re: Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    I'm with Cleo on this one. First thing I noticed was: no veil!!!!! Not a good example at all. The men had protection. Do I see something here beyond the veil?

    Other than that, great story!
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Florida Beekeeping rehabilitation program Lowell

    The archive footage of male inmates is from RMC. There are veils, gloves, and bee suits available at every bee training.
    Even inmates have some freedom of choice. Are you implying otherwise Bevy?
    Many beekeepers in Florida and around the world work bees without veils, gloves or suits by choice. It should be a choice based on experience and inmate training includes many in the hive lessons. Non-beekeepers would say it is foolish to work bees at all. Perhaps knowledge of bee behavior would allow one to make better informed opinionated choices. They will look up at you from the comb and bounce off you before they go in for the kill (their own death that is).
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