Re: Ask Questions Here!
It's pretty understandable they ignore smaller treatment free beekeepers, because their work generally is not documented with rigorous scientific method. In addition the accepted wisdom is they will take quite a bit of losses. From a scientists point of view they would consider it normal that a small beekeeper could have a year with minimal losses, or even several years. To them, that does not mean the country's problems are solved.
It would be harder though to ignore a larger TF beekeeper such as say, Beeweaver.
They must surely know these people exist, I think where they are coming from is that the results are not being replicated across the country.
Before I get the hate mail, remember I didn't say they are right, I said it's understandable!
Last edited by Oldtimer; 08-01-2013 at 08:22 AM.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).