Re: Do many of these threads belong in the beginner area?
"""I just feel that we spend a lot of time answering really basic questions, e.g. "how do I know when a flow is over?", "how many boxes to winter in?", "Extracting first time any tips" which seems made for a beginner forum, many of which are explicitly beginner questions. So, what's the point of having a beginner forum Beekeeping 101? """
well.. its not called bee expert forum... i would think beekeeping 101 means basic beekeeping.. beginner forum is just that.. they just started.. beekeepers are always learning.. as to the questions you put above.. its a weird year.. its hard to tell if the flo is still going or if it is drying up.. a person can be taught one thing.. but find out 4 years down the road.. there is something totally different going on. on the how many boxes.. again.. maybe a beek that has had one hive or 2.. wants to expand.. or ? does not mean he is a total newbee and your comment on extracting first time tips.. um.. there are people out there that have beehives.. had for years and never bother to take out honey.. or they just do cutouts.. heck i cutout and strain.. i don't use an extractor.. and i am not a newbee either.. so you see those questions are not "explicitly" beginners questions.... why does it bother you soo much.. that people are asking questions at all?
the way you have come across.. "elitist" really rubs me the wrong way. so you have 36 hives.. I have 2.. and im happy with that right now.again.. doesnot mean im a beginner. till i can make sure the corn fields around me when they get sprayed( airplane spray).. wont drift and do a kill. there are still things i want to learn.. that i might ask a question about.. just to remind myself about the correct answer.... to put it short.. if i didnt know better and enjoy this forum so much.. and i was new here.. just reading what you wrote.. would totally put me off this site. now i have a low amount of posts.. doesnot mean im new.. just means i read more than i post.
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