Re: Bee Shield
I used to have a marine aquarium which grew fish of course but also live corals, shellfish and other organisms.
These things live by extracting stuff from the water so you have to dose an array of products into the tank to keep everything healthy. There is some heavy duty study and time involved in running one of these tanks properly and many nubees start but fail.
All long time reef tank owners become aware of the good and bad products but for nubees it's a minefield. After quite a few years in the hobby I started getting a feel for sassing if a product is genuine.
This has given rise to a whole industry of questionable aquarium products for sale. They are sold in shops because the claims are so ill defined and the science explained but never fully, that even the shop owners struggle to sort out what is and isn't genuine.
Only 1/2 hour before reading this post I was reading our local bee mag is advertising a product that to me, looks like snake oil. Then, I come to this thread and see another. I think it's starting to happen in the bee world.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).