Re: VSH Breeding?
DeKnow, Do you have any idea what research or studies cost? Do you realize that those that do the study get paid for their time? $20,000 woudl not pay for 6 months of my time. Much less the time of someone with a degree or otherwise qualified to conduct a study.
IN some cases the grant had to pay for the colonies that where studied in the first place.
You get such grants often by applying for them. And just like any other application process your application is compared to everyone elses and if you come out on top. that is what qualified you.
I understand you question this study or the cost of it. Where is your better study and who funded it at what price? I will take a conducted study over the none existent one.
A study at best provides only a small bit of data. that must then bee added to everything else we know.
I work at a place that in the last year spent 13.5 million dollars to study how a bridge breaks apart in an earthquake. and that is not counting the 30 some million they paid to build the building they built the bridge inside. they are currently building a second building so they can build a bigger bridge next time.
Truth is research is very expensive and I don't ever see beekeeping funding it on a serious level.
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