It does not help that beekeeping as practiced by most of us, is NOT a team sport. It is just you and a hive of bees. Our minds get conditioned to only think of our own situations, and not that of others.

A wise man said:

" I've been doing this for forty years" all I can think of is that he shoulda quit 39 years ago.

Some days I think he is right. It must take a smarter man to know when to quit.(Yes, us oldtimers are more set in our ways)

Roland Diehnelt, 5th gen. beekeeper
Linden Apiary, est. 1852