Re: "lier or a fool"
I cannot say to much about the variable bottom thinking. other than I think it is game over at that point. Here is why.
Originally Posted by AramF
Backfilling is not so much top to bottom and is not even close to "Filling" they put a drop of nectar in every cell of the hive and do it in lightening speed. they simply render all cells unsuitable for laying an egg.
Including back filling in the entire description of the method is a bit light including that all goes black in the description of the life of a light bulb. It only serves to let you know it is over. Same with back filling. if you find it in your hive, it is over. The queen has booked her flight and has her bags packed. If she is not gone already.
One thing I did notice. the emptying of comb up to the backfilling was definitely not due to lack of nectar to forage for. in fact bees where filling comb right next to cells they emptied all at the same time. When the bees wanted the cells filled. they filled them and they did it in 3 days. There was no urgency to locate nectar when they wanted it.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.