Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,
I doubt he would want my evaluation, it would be real world experience, and would conflict with the theoretical dogma on his site, written 5 years ago before he had bees.
Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack
The writings on this site have since been held up as the gold standard, ultimate unchanging truth, and even after keeping some real bees and reading stuff written by experienced beekeepers he has learned nothing further. I guess it's impossible for someone who knows everything, to be able to learn something new.
It is this attitude that has caused such anachronisms as a man who has spent 5 years lecturing the rest of the world how to breed bees, to take 5 years to get to a point where he is going to attempt to raise some himself. 50 per month I've been told, my view, won't happen. I've lumped that in with the rest of the theory and pipe dreams, if I see it I'll believe it.
The guy will not answer questions from me, they are too hard for him, see next post for example.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).