Re: Virginia Beekeepers Ass. meetng advice
First reaction to Michael's Post? We all choose our own poison.
Originally Posted by Michael Palmer
I have to ask. If a beekeeper chooses to make their income from knowingly constant exposure of their livestock to pesticides and ag chems what do they expect and why shoulkd anyone else pay them for their losses?
I take my bees to apples in the Spring and take my lumps on honey production and colony mortality(not that I can see any directly attributable to the pollination). Some, this year went to blueberries in NC and apples in NY and my honey crop this year is up 15 lbs better than last year.
When people ask me why the crop was what it was I always blame the manager first, and then the weather.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet