Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,
If you want to provide scientifically acceptable data then you have to be a scientist. And you'll spend so much time observing, data gathering and documenting that that will be your main occupation.
Originally Posted by WLC
That's why there is so little proper data about tf beekeeping. Scientists won't take a beekeeper's word for what they've done and what the outcome was. Ever. That would be unscientific.
Attempting to be objective is a good thing; scientific objectivity is something else.
Data about feral bees is something scientists could do more to study. But anything beekeepers say about feral bees is, in scientific terms, anecdotal. By definition.
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