Re: Cold snap brought tragedy... but did it?
It appears to me to be much like trying to convince a Christian Fundamentalist to turn atheist.
Originally Posted by crofter
This thread seems to have gone a little sideways. The OP asks for
, and based on his posting history, description and admission that he just "considered" treatments, the most likely answer is mites...but he doesn't like that answer, and gets snarky about "must be mites" and says
"Some advice from a well seasoned beekeeper..."
Well, shoot, mites are a problem for most of us and we know it, but he has fallen victim to some cult-like thinking/advice and refuses to believe it. One way or another, you have to take the existence of mites into account and deal with it...whether that's treating, or making increase faster than your hives crash, or spending every minute of the day picking them off with tweezers. Mites are here and they aren't likely to go away any time in the near future.
It's OK. Its my fault. I was warned about going to sites like this.
They all just repeat the same thing.
When people talk to me about bees, if they seem to be stuck on the TF bandwagon I'm probably going to cut the conversation short. I just don't have the patience anymore.
If you want to be successful, study successful people and do what they do.