Re: Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms
These alarmist articles are really good for the cutout business and save numerous swarms from bug spray. So in some ways, more press is better.
But I have discovered a lot can go wrong, and on this thread or the commercial, someone mentioned larger operations don't have "owner hands on" inspecting.
I have a good crew, but I go out with them, so I have eyes on and hands on, and our quality of work is more consistently good due to my presence. That could be life or death for a hive, if the help is having an off day, multiply that out, and some things may be hard to quantify.
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.