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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    I'm the same gender I was when I first knew what the word gender means. So what's the Factor? 1 to 1?
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    So, my Beekeepers Index would go like this: 400 hives X 36 years - 4 / 3= 4798.666666666
    Wouldn't that be 14398.666666666666

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy's honeybees View Post
    And what about a gender factor?
    In beekeeping, the girls really outnumber the boys. Maybe that has something to do with the girls kicking the boys out in the fall.
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    Quote Originally Posted by seyc View Post
    Wouldn't that be 14398.666666666666



    In beekeeping, the girls really outnumber the boys. Maybe that has something to do with the girls kicking the boys out in the fall.
    Nevr did due very well in Math and my english isn't very gud ether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seyc View Post
    Wouldn't that be 14398.666666666666

    I see... some math teacher... somewhere successfully taught you the Order of Precedence..... PEMDAS..... Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I'm the same gender I was when I first knew what the word gender means. So what's the Factor? 1 to 1?
    What I mean is that generally women know where things are--who's the one always asking "honey where's my____", and typically take better care of their stuff.

    If we are including lost and wrecked equipment, women have an edge. That's all I meant. And I speak in jest anyway, I'm not serious here. I"m not that competitive.
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    Seriously? You weren't being serious? Other than the OP and a small hamndful early on, who was being serious.

    I don't know bevy, the Logo on the back of my Honey Delivery Vehicle (my HDV) and my catch phrase when delivering honey to stores is "Your Honey's Here!!". So, I don't think Women know where everything is. The "girls" in my hivez know where everthing is. And they do all the hard work too. I admire them to no end.

    "Women hold up half the sky" HA!! More like 2/3s or 4/5s.

    Oh, by the way, it's my day to cook. Going to town to pick up Pizza. Seriously.
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    So, my Beekeepers Index would go like this: 400 hives X 36 years - 4 / 3= 4798.666666666

    No seyc. I got the correct answer, I just didn't write the equation correctly.
    400 hives X 36 years= 14400 minus 4 hive tools = 14396 divided by 3 run over smokers = 4798.666666666666666666
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    The correct "order of operations" is Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract.

    400 x 36 - 4/3
    14400 - 4/3
    14400 - 1.3333333 = 14398.66666667
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    I am against it, and I don't know too much of why I wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't. I have 5 hives.


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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    Quote Originally Posted by seyc View Post
    The correct "order of operations" is Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract.

    400 x 36 - 4/3
    14400 - 4/3
    14400 - 1.3333333 = 14398.66666667
    So Mark actually meant

    (400 X 36 - 4) / 3

    (Hives X Years - Hive tools) / ROS
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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    Quote Originally Posted by seyc View Post
    The correct "order of operations" is Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract.

    400 x 36 - 4/3
    14400 - 4/3
    14400 - 1.3333333 = 14398.66666667
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbeck View Post
    How about a Beekeepers index.
    Number of hives x years keeping bees - the number of hive tools you lost divided by the number of smokers you've run over = Beekeeper index!
    My score: 95 hives X 42 years X 20 tools lost X 3 smokers ruined = 239400. Do dropped and rusted out smokers count? I might be off a few on the hive tools. Is this a good score? How do I rate? Does it affect my credit score?

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    Default Re: Number of hives in signiture line

    So is there any prorating for hive increase? Such as, last spring I started with two packages. Lost one of them.
    Split my remaining hive in July. This "season", I started with two hives. Bought two more packages, and am currently
    at nine hives. Haven't run over my smokers. I still have all my hive tools. Do breadknives count as hive tools?
    Do I use one, two or nine as the hive count modifier?

    I know some of you will say that because I keep TBHs, that I have no credibilty.

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    Oh, I did the math wrong...
    95X42X20/3 =22600. Is that good?

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    What is the mailing address for the Index donation??

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    Is my index number 2? 2 hives x 1 year -0 HTL / 0 ROS = 2
    Whew! I thought I was gonna have a negitive number. I'm gonna
    keep a close eye on my smokers.

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    Excellent score !
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    All sponsors interested in having their products tested for consideration please make arrangements to products sent to us as well as a continued finacial support so that these items might be involved in ongoing testing in order to protect the greater beekeeping community that relies on us for our objective ratings.
    Individual scores in most cases can be certified for little more than a penny per point annually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Ogborn View Post
    Is my index number 2? 2 hives x 1 year -0 HTL / 0 ROS = 2
    Whew! I thought I was gonna have a negitive number. I'm gonna
    keep a close eye on my smokers.
    Actually your index would be "Undefined" or some would say the "Null Set".... division by zero produces this result. Looks like you are going to have to go out and run over at least 1 Smoker in order to get an index.
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    Boo! You mean I don't qualify for an index number? I'm not gonna run over a $40 smoker.
    Who would do that other than Pluta.

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