A beekeeper from Texas has combined utterly a hum for a videos she posts on TikTok. There is always someone who disapproves of an influencer. She stands indicted by another TikToker of compelling dangerous practices when doing a hive. On Jun 3, 2021, reports buzzed that a accusatory video was noticed some-more than a million times.
TikTok user @LAHoneyBeeRescue asserted that @TexasBeeWorks, aka Ericka Thompson, improperly handles bees in posts. She contends a beekeeper is environment a dangerous fashion for her supporters — 6 million of them.
In her viral video, @LAHoneyRescue says Thompson is opening hives wearing dim clothing, unprotected skin, and her prolonged hair unresolved freely. She called a beekeeper’s actions dangerous.
Thompson owns a beekeeping association in Austin, Texas. She has amassed a vast following on amicable media with her videos documenting her work of reliable bee removal, writes Travis Andrews for The Washington Post. He writes about one of her videos;
She explains that she was asked to safely mislay a cluster of bees that have been vital in a backyard strew for dual years. At one indicate she rises adult a territory of wooden flooring to display hundreds of bees crawling over one another. A gay laugh spreads opposite her face.
On a TikTok post, scoops adult a bees in her hands. She is ease with totalled movements. She is not afraid. Her supporters ask if she gets stung. One commenter pronounced she was possibly generally crazy or brave.
But she simply loves bees, unequivocally loves them. She has hives in her backyard — over 50. Thompson understands what many beekeepers do, that being aroused agitates a bees. Pheromones attract them and that is when they are many expected to sting.
In a video referenced, she uses a smoker that calms bees. Beekeepers use fume when they work their hives. It is not surprising to see a bare-chested beekeeper wearing a helmet/veil and brief pants.
When an Oregon beekeeper was asked about Thompson’s videos, he commented on her easy appearance observant a bee clarity fear. If a chairman is aroused they will be stung by during slightest one bee if not more.
He pronounced her TikTok videos, that have hundreds of millions of views, are not irresponsible. The beekeeper added: “@LAHoneyRescue’s matter that a approach Thompson handles her bees is dangerous though it is not. And formed on a other person’s user name, he or she knows that we can't buy a prick when you’re walking by a swarm.”
Nonetheless, a angry TikTok user claims a videos are staged and that Thompson’s father pre-cuts a brush before she handles it on camera.
As a TikTok discuss rages on, beekeepers burst on bandwagon Thompson, others trust @LAHoneyRescue, and still, others note that influencers have been famous to theatre their scenes. One user commented a pursuit is not as glamorous a charge as Thompson would have her spectator believe.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
NBC: TikTok bee-f? TikToker’s critique of beekeeping influencer goes viral, by Kalhan Rosenblatt
The Washington Post: TikTok’s viral beekeeper is removing a lot of … buzz; by Travis Andrews
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