Not my idea of beekeeping.....40 - 80lbs depending on the time of year. We do in fact throw them up that high. Its like doing a squat. Lower body. Do it wrong and you get hurt. Like yeah... imagine messing up a squat and dropping the bar ....
Yeah! That's why we teach people to do it right. We are trying to get rid of the bravado and macho crap. Do it right and you don't get hurt. I ran supers to the trailer for about 6 years. Like weightlifting your form has to be very good. You also have to be willing to tap out if you do hurt yourself. I'm sure somebody on the extraction line is dying to take your place outside haha. But I do understand in smaller operations, one might not be able to swap out if they pull a muscle. They might just have to just keep on pushing through the pain or else they miss their crop. It sure isn't an easy jobNot my idea of beekeeping.
Too much bravado for NOT enough money (at least the footballers make millions).
I would review the company image/practices with this in mind.
My bad shoulder will remind me this for the rest of the life.
Loading trucks for living during the young years did not help.
PS: a XC runner/skier here; know few things/logged a lot of miles
Yeah you can even see the different in their movements in that video. The guy with gloves moves more jerky and yanks at frames a bit rougher. It must bee sooooo hot in those gloves lol. I could never do a 12h day in glovesIf you are in a t-shirt, you will be more gentle when handling the bees.
yep, the big gloves just rile them up see my post from earlier :https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?358623-I-had-an-Old-school-beekeeper-check-my-hives