Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?
I don't think there is any other area in the U.S. that has more TB hive advocates than here in Santa Fe, for reasons that I will not expound upon. Many of the followers are indeed quite defensive regarding the teachings of their guru. You only have to visit any number of TB beekeeping websites to read up on all the virtues of their practice. I have have had the opportunity to chat with a few of them at the local beekeeping meetings (that I rarely attend). If you have ever visited Santa Fe you can well imagine the topics of discussion. I always tell them "thats nice but the bees really don't know the difference"..after that they tend to drift away..
"Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti