Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Raises bees to produce honey and pollinate crops: Assembles beehives, using handtools.
- 2) Arranges with sellers for purchases of honeybee colonies.
- 3) Inserts honeycomb of bees into beehive or inducts wild swarming bees into hive of prepared honeycomb frames.
- 4) Places screen plug in hive entrance to confine bees and sets hive in orchard, clover field, or near other source of nectar and pollen.
- 5) Forces bees from hive, using smoke pot or by placing carbolic acid soaked pad over hive to inspect hive and to harvest honeycombs.
- 6) Scrapes out parasites, such as wax moth larvae, and removes vermin, such as birds and mice.
- 7) Collects royal jelly from queen bee cells for sale as base for cosmetics and as health food.
- 8) Destroys superfluous queen bee cells to prevent division of colony by swarming.
- 9) Destroys diseased bee colonies, using cyanide gas.
- 10) Burns hive of diseased bee colony or sterilizes hive, using caustic soda solution.
- 11) Uncaps harvested honeycombs and extracts honey.
- 12) Arranges with buyers for sale of honey.
- 13) May cultivate bees to produce bee colonies and queen bees for sale and be designated Bee Producer; Queen Producer.
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