Re: Beginning With a Question
Well, I often get the impression that those who have not suffered high losses attribute the high losses of others to PPB (PissPoorBeekeeping.) This continues until it happens to them.
Originally Posted by TalonRedding
Human nature, I guess.
I noticed that a frequent theme in articles about the recent losses mention that a particular antimite treatment was not yet available when needed, a problem compounded by the fact that the varroa mites had become resistant to earlier treatments. To me this seemed an unmistakable sign that there is a very serious flaw in this particular approach. Maybe I'm being unrealistic, but it would make me very unhappy to have the fate of my business in the hands of some faceless corporation, and pin all my hopes for the future on the possibility that their scientists will come up with a better poison next year, once last year's poison stops doing the job.
I'm hoping there's a better way.
Ray--11 months, 7 hives, TF