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(NBC News)   WTF headline of the day: "TikTok bee-f? TikToker's critique of viral beekeeping influencer goes viral"   (nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Beekeeping, Beekeeper, Erika Thompson, Bee, Honey, LAHoneyBeeRescue claims, Honey bee, beekeeping influencer  
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2021-06-04 1:02:40 PM  
It's like my gam gam used to say: "no one ever went viral in a beekeeper's suit."
 
2021-06-04 4:11:47 PM  
That article gave me hives.
 
2021-06-04 4:38:19 PM  
NBC is covering an internet fight. Everyone involved needs to be driven out to a quiet country road and murdered.
 
2021-06-04 4:38:32 PM  
TikToker's critique of beekeeping influencer

This is the world we live in.
 
2021-06-04 4:38:42 PM  
Aren't all TikTok videos staged? It's where attention whores go to whore.
 
2021-06-04 4:39:03 PM  
Austin, Texas vs. Los Angeles, California thread? Should be fun.

Although I'm an LA farker, I'm on Texas' side here. They took a few clips of her doing things that seemed staged or poorly advised and blew it up into "girls suck."
 
2021-06-04 4:46:08 PM  
Coincidentally, I've actually watched a bunch of this woman's videos here and there on youtube -- usually they pop up as recommended based on whatever vid I'm watching or because of similarity to YT channels I follow.  Anyhow, maybe her tik tok is different, but her YT videos are usually concise and to the point instead of stretched out for time with sh*t like "like and subscribe" or random breaks for sponsor shout outs. There are even times when she talks about why she doesn't need safety gear in whatever situation she's in at the moment.

I guess my point is that the videos are enjoyable, she doesn't seem to unnecessarily perform (e.g. not trying to sell herself based on looks), and she isn't hawking merch or raid shadow legends. Generally good content.  This outrage feels like she's catching flak for "being successful while attractive" and offering viewer-friendly content instead of academic lessons on bee removal techniques.
 
2021-06-04 4:49:24 PM  
TikTok user @LAHoneyBeeRescue claims that Erika Thompson, who goes by @TexasBeeWorks on TikTok and has 6 million followers, is improperly handling bees in her videos and setting a dangerous precedent for viewers.

It's good to be concerned, because a huge TikTok following can become like a hive mind.
 
2021-06-04 4:50:28 PM  

New Rising Sun: Coincidentally, I've actually watched a bunch of this woman's videos here and there on youtube -- usually they pop up as recommended based on whatever vid I'm watching or because of similarity to YT channels I follow.  Anyhow, maybe her tik tok is different, but her YT videos are usually concise and to the point instead of stretched out for time with sh*t like "like and subscribe" or random breaks for sponsor shout outs. There are even times when she talks about why she doesn't need safety gear in whatever situation she's in at the moment.

I guess my point is that the videos are enjoyable, she doesn't seem to unnecessarily perform (e.g. not trying to sell herself based on looks), and she isn't hawking merch or raid shadow legends. Generally good content.  This outrage feels like she's catching flak for "being successful while attractive" and offering viewer-friendly content instead of academic lessons on bee removal techniques.

This woman's

videos, next on NATGEO.
 
2021-06-04 4:52:39 PM  

nicoffeine: New Rising Sun: Coincidentally, I've actually watched a bunch of this woman's videos here and there on youtube -- usually they pop up as recommended based on whatever vid I'm watching or because of similarity to YT channels I follow.  Anyhow, maybe her tik tok is different, but her YT videos are usually concise and to the point instead of stretched out for time with sh*t like "like and subscribe" or random breaks for sponsor shout outs. There are even times when she talks about why she doesn't need safety gear in whatever situation she's in at the moment.

I guess my point is that the videos are enjoyable, she doesn't seem to unnecessarily perform (e.g. not trying to sell herself based on looks), and she isn't hawking merch or raid shadow legends. Generally good content.  This outrage feels like she's catching flak for "being successful while attractive" and offering viewer-friendly content instead of academic lessons on bee removal techniques.

This woman's videos, next on NATGEO.


Fark formatting, next on the American Heros Nazi masturbation channel.
 
2021-06-04 4:53:20 PM  
I'm a beekeeper, and I'm very impressed by her. I have to wear a full suit when I inspect my bees as, over the years, I've been stung just too many times, and have developed a pretty good allergic reaction - had to go to the hospital when about 6 bees got into my veil through a slight tear that I did not see. that was not fun. Contrary to what a lot of beeks get, which is more immunity to the stings, my reaction has gotten worse. It's about 50/50 for reactions. I used to inspect with just a veil, shorts, t-shiat, and no gloves. Not anymore.
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2021-06-04 4:53:36 PM  
The one from LA is just one of those unhappy people who can only lift themselves up by knocking other people down just like I do, you festering meatbags.
 
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2021-06-04 4:53:55 PM  

New Rising Sun: Coincidentally, I've actually watched a bunch of this woman's videos here and there on youtube -- usually they pop up as recommended based on whatever vid I'm watching or because of similarity to YT channels I follow.  Anyhow, maybe her tik tok is different, but her YT videos are usually concise and to the point instead of stretched out for time with sh*t like "like and subscribe" or random breaks for sponsor shout outs. There are even times when she talks about why she doesn't need safety gear in whatever situation she's in at the moment.

I guess my point is that the videos are enjoyable, she doesn't seem to unnecessarily perform (e.g. not trying to sell herself based on looks), and she isn't hawking merch or raid shadow legends. Generally good content.  This outrage feels like she's catching flak for "being successful while attractive" and offering viewer-friendly content instead of academic lessons on bee removal techniques.


I've watched her videos too, and agree with your assessment.
 
2021-06-04 4:56:28 PM  
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/what a beak-eeper may look like
 
2021-06-04 4:56:46 PM  

Driver: That article gave me hives.


Oh honey.
 
2021-06-04 4:57:01 PM  
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2021-06-04 4:58:24 PM  
She should wear safety gear. One of her  stupid followers are going to end up stung to death trying to imitate her.
 
2021-06-04 5:00:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: She should wear safety gear. One of her  stupid followers are going to end up stung to death trying to imitate her.


Should she though?  That's just how she works.  I worked for a commercial beekeeper during the summers when I was in college and we would only suit up if the colonies were Aficanized.
 
2021-06-04 5:01:29 PM  
I've seen my local beekeeper handle bees without any protective gear.  It surprised me, but I don't find it shocking.

I believe the stinging rebuke is unnecessary.
 
2021-06-04 5:07:59 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: drjekel_mrhyde: She should wear safety gear. One of her  stupid followers are going to end up stung to death trying to imitate her.

Should she though?  That's just how she works.  I worked for a commercial beekeeper during the summers when I was in college and we would only suit up if the colonies were Aficanized.


Isn't Texas the North American hub for Africanized bees
 
2021-06-04 5:11:14 PM  
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2021-06-04 5:19:38 PM  

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That was basically me when I got bees inside my veil/half-suit. They got in but couldn't get out, and I was zipped up. Had to have my son spray me with the hose as I tried to extract myself.
 
2021-06-04 5:19:46 PM  

Monkey: I'm a beekeeper, and I'm very impressed by her. I have to wear a full suit when I inspect my bees as, over the years, I've been stung just too many times, and have developed a pretty good allergic reaction - had to go to the hospital when about 6 bees got into my veil through a slight tear that I did not see. that was not fun. Contrary to what a lot of beeks get, which is more immunity to the stings, my reaction has gotten worse. It's about 50/50 for reactions. I used to inspect with just a veil, shorts, t-shiat, and no gloves. Not anymore.
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It's an honor to have you as a fellow Farker, Mr. Ron Perlman.
 
2021-06-04 5:20:28 PM  
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2021-06-04 5:28:03 PM  
You have to do an interpretive dance before the queen in order to approach the hive without a suit.
 
2021-06-04 5:32:09 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: drjekel_mrhyde: She should wear safety gear. One of her  stupid followers are going to end up stung to death trying to imitate her.

Should she though?  That's just how she works.  I worked for a commercial beekeeper during the summers when I was in college and we would only suit up if the colonies were Aficanized.

Isn't Texas the North American hub for Africanized bees


There are toooons of Africanized bees in Texas.  I can guarantee that if she's working with an Africanized hive she'll be suiting up.  If it's a swarm it won't matter so much because swarming bees, Africanized or not, aren't all that aggressive because they don't have a hive to defend.

Also, if an amateur approaches an Africanized hive, they'll typically know they have a problem pretty early in the process. We would often know it was time to put on the suits if we were approaching the boxes and from 50 yards away they start doing this little warning thing where they fly right into your head and bounce off.
*ping*
*ping*
*ping*
On rare occasions, they would just seem a little on the aggressive side but you could tell with about a 95% degree of confidence if they're going to be a problem.  Also keep in mind that there is fully Africanized, just a little bit Africanized and everything in between.  When a hive re-queens itself, you never know what you're going to get genetics-wise.
Anyway, my long winded point is that she probably works without suiting up on the regular so that's what she's showing people.
 
2021-06-04 5:43:10 PM  
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2021-06-04 5:47:00 PM  

UltimaCS: Although I'm an LA farker, I'm on Texas' side here. They took a few clips of her...


The correct term is "magazine". You're welcome.
 
2021-06-04 6:02:29 PM  
Paul Simon has no need to suit up.
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2021-06-04 6:31:24 PM  

nicoffeine: TikToker's critique of beekeeping influencer

This is the world we live in.


And the criticism comes from a bee rescue organization.  I think that's what UNABOM was talking about when he called out over-socialized leftists.  Let's just skip over all the species that have emotions and rescue creatures with all the depth of a Roomba.
 
2021-06-04 6:32:46 PM  
Also, I have looked at a couple of the videos and I'm sure they were staged, most of those bees are hired actors.
 
2021-06-04 6:46:46 PM  
Beekeeping is not difficult.

Step 1: get some bees.

Step 2: keep them.
 
2021-06-04 7:31:50 PM  
For the last time, Bees are not "viral", they are "bacteria".  Learn the diff.
 
2021-06-04 7:34:46 PM  

Dog Welder: Beekeeping is not difficult.

Step 1: get some bees.

Step 2: keep them.


Step A: Spend about $200 getting the bees (unless you capture a feral swarm), the hive setup ($150 minimum, plus more as the hive grows), and the equipment (easily $100 for one hive), plus the time it takes to inspect and keep them healthy, just to get about 40 lbs. of honey per hive after two years, that you can't legally sell without an agricultural/retail license.

We don't sell our honey, but it is not a cheap hobby.

Still fun, though.
 
2021-06-04 8:01:36 PM  
'chefs' on TV cooking shows use dangerous techniques and demonstrate less that wise techniques every day of the week . why should tiktock people be expected to execute common sense and safety in their videos? that would not be the 'murican way.

/looking at you, Rachel Ray. you're cute but no way i want you in my kitchen, you hack.
 
2021-06-04 8:34:21 PM  
Calling out genuine injustice is very different from going after someone making bee keeping videos. We are headed here -

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2021-06-05 7:22:28 AM  

Monkey: I'm a beekeeper, and I'm very impressed by her. I have to wear a full suit when I inspect my bees as, over the years, I've been stung just too many times, and have developed a pretty good allergic reaction - had to go to the hospital when about 6 bees got into my veil through a slight tear that I did not see. that was not fun. Contrary to what a lot of beeks get, which is more immunity to the stings, my reaction has gotten worse. It's about 50/50 for reactions. I used to inspect with just a veil, shorts, t-shiat, and no gloves. Not anymore.
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My friend has a honey business, he told me about how they wait till dark when the bees come in, then wrap them up and drive them to the next location, it was very interesting.

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2021-06-06 12:33:17 AM  
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