Re: Letting go of Clarice
In my opinion your business experience is pointing you in the right direction. Not only on the issue of disease. but on the issue of draining of resources, time energy etc. You will spend more time money and effort nursing one struggling nuc back to life than all the others combined. On a small scale intended fro pleasure this may very well be worth the challenge. education and experience. but as a business decision there is really no decision. As in all businesses it is crunching numbers. why invest in a loosing hive when the same investment will yield a higher profit in healthy hives.
Nothing wrong in working to save a colony. It is just better to be aware of what you are paying to do it. Where I am with bees I woudl try to save it knowing full well I am investing way over the top in it. but it is also a challenge. I am investing way over the top in all my hives right now. I consider it tuition in B University.
All work and no play makes a happy bee.