Ooops, wrong thread.
Ooops, wrong thread.
Flint >I'm just a hobbyist, but I've worked for a couple of commercial outfits in the past
Flint, you are one lucky person. I envy you.
tileguy > And when I first started they showed me how to find the queen, the eggs, and even gave me some old wooden ware to help get me started.
and tileguy I envy you.
We already have guys with 2, 12, or 30 hives telling us how we
should be running hundreds of hives, so a stand-alone forum
would do nothing but make us even more attractive targets! :)
I have no strong feeling one way or another about starting a new forum. However, the idea about making it hidden or private in order to avoid annoying posters is silly and goes against the free exchange of ideas. I would be interested in hearing more about how the commercial people do things. Most of us understand that there are necessary differences due to labor, etc.
If there are annoying people starting a flame war, you can put those people on your ignore list and/or the moderators can get involved if necessary. Excluding interested people in attempt to civilize the internet doesn't make sense to me.
Here is kind of why I think we need a new forum.
I know that these guys are just playing around with their answers, but if this guy was serious he would be able to get a good idea about what it takes to do it, if it could be done, how much time, costs, etc,etc...
instead, he is getting little or no info as opposed to reading info from posts that deal with commercial beekeeping.
I'm interested in reading the thread.
Please make it public.
I would be interested in seeing and contributing to a commercial forum.
A "commercial forum" would be good. I thought that was General Forum and the 101 Forum was for the others. Maybe we need a forum, .001 or .050?
Oh sure, your .02 cents, for what it's worth????...is welcome. lol.
I am only joking guys, you know that. I to admire what you do taking care of many, many hives; wish I could do that.
From what I can see,there has never been no target practice at any of the hobbie guys.professional gambling gets old after a while.Remember Keith its our IQ we are talking about.[JUST A COUPLE OF GALLONS]:cool:
2 cents, 2 tenths, 2 100ths, even Keith's second nickel, add them all up, the readers will be sure to get their money's worth.
Oldbee, I have never heard of any commercial operator calling hobbyists (in general, there are individual exceptions;)) idiots. If anything we are jealous. You actually get weekends off, lol.
Actually, weekends are when we work the bees. During the week we work our regular jobs that get us the money to afford the bees.
Not to put down any commercial beeks. I know you guys work seven day weeks too.
Having worked both sides, I know that the hobby-side is definetly much more relaxing and enjoyable. As a hobbyist, when the bees aren't doing well, I'm disappointed, but my paycheck is unaffected. Plus, I can really spend a lot of time with each individual hive, get to know them personally, which is the enjoyable part for me. Getting some surplus honey at the end of the year and seeing some hives survive the winter is the bonus part.
Hoping that mods or someone will be able to address this issue of starting a new forum, but so far nothing heard here or from email sent to the BeeSource contact link.
Anyone have any idea of how to get this added? :confused: