This isn't going to work if you keep amusing yourself.
I don't particularly like some of them either. But, you know something, you do have to do the right thing at some point.
I know what discovery feels like. It's a drug Tim.
Get functional please.
They have no clue what you're saying.
I understand your message.
Unfortunately. I've got more degrees than a thermometer!
Don't hold them against me.
It took time to pull them up.
OT seems to be a pretty smart guy, but I simply can't figure out why he continues to engage WLC.
And as I tried to point out in an earlier thread, it is imperative for a good salesman to be a believer in the superiority of his own product, but being 'cocky' rarely gets the desired result. And promising future cockiness is just bass-ackwards!
There is plenty of material to bookmark, but then when someone actually clicks the link to the incriminating quote, there will be no intelligible context to be found!
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USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft
It's a new package install.
But, I'm very concerned about next March, if they do survive.
I'm plan to wait for winter before removing supers. I prefer to wait for them to cluster.
However, I'm not looking forward to dealing with such a large number of bees.
I've got the equipment and protection, but it's a management issue that concerns me.
My goal is to have survival stock, and some feed.
I really don't want to spread out to a dozen colonies again, because that was too time consuming for my own needs.
The colony I'm worried about can become a swarm issue, if you know what I mean.
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44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).
I believe this thread needs a picture book.
It's the Tim and WLC show. nudge nudge wink wink if you know what I mean
Geez give us a break
What a waste of space, and hasn't this thread gone way off topic.
I don't understand this complaint about TF beekeepers.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet
Someone wanted to use commercials/migratory pollinators as a standard for success.
I felt that it wasn't appropriate for a number of reasons as stated above.
Folks can complain that quite a few TF beekeepers are cocky, and that complaint I do understand. But I don't mind, because it's a complaint against a personality type, and not an entire approach to beekeeping. There are cocky conventional beekeepers too.
I suspect that Tim's cockiness is something that developed at least in part because he's taken a lot of crappola from conventional beekeepers over the course of developing his methods, especially back when he was losing most of his hives every winter. Here he is now with a few hundred highly productive hives, with unusually high survival rates, and folks are still telling him that Real Soon Now he's going to discover that he's not as smart as he thinks he is.
It takes a certain amount of cockiness to buck the tide, and if you ave the right personality type, you can use the scorn of those around you to power your urge to excel. For example, I've been a sailor for almost 40 years, One day it occurred to me that I'd never seen a particular kind of boat. I started asking questions about its feasibility in various online boat forums, and got mostly scorn. If I hadn't been a sort of cocky person, I have accepted the common wisdom that a boat like the one I wanted wasn't going to be a good boat, and even if it was, no one would want to build one. I used that negativity to power through the process of building and testing the prototype. I continued to use it to make myself draw salable plans for the boat. Now there are many sisterships sailing around the world.
It would never have happened, had I not been the kind of person who can turn criticism into energy.
It may simply be that if a TF commercial can make it as a full migratory, the he can make it anywhere. The TF notion then becomes truly sanctioned.... anointed??
Dont tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled. - The Quran