I don't spout misinformation on purpose and some of it is not misinformation any more than someone else's comments having two sides. As long as you are playing the psychologist why do I need attention? Are your thoughts and ideas misinformation because someone else thinks the opposite of you?
The fastest way to learn anything is to be assertive and not be afraid of making mistakes. A newbee that is submissive does what? Pick straws on which one of the scholars are correct? You know how long that road takes? I don't have enough years left.
Over three hundred posts ago this tread started as "Survivor bees" and now it has grown into and encyclopedia on what "survivor bees" means and how to raise cattle.
Michael Bush has answered my post on several occasions, has corrected me more than once and has never insulted me. I know where the real scholar is.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping
You are right on with your post 314.
I admire those that have the stubborness to not give up, because it is people like you that may actually find genetics that work without being a large breeder. But many like you that may not have the knowledge of bee genetics that you have are just fluttering in the wind, and you may well be yourself. That is why I have to agree with Ted. I need to leave it to the big boys.
While I appreciate your intellect and your knowledge, and I feel I could learn much from you. I, as well as many others on here wish you would put it in simpler terms. Sometimes I don't know whether I am dazzled by brilliance or baffled by bs.
Get Em. I'm done with thread. I won't be back. Too much arguing without getting anywhere. See you'll on another thread.
So much to learn, so little time!!
I think that this thread has been reduced to a few who want to try and learn what they can and others who don't have much to offer but heckle the former. As for me, all I know is that since I've adopted this approach, I'm able to keep bees inexpensively, with increases instead of losses and most importantly to me, enjoyably. There are others who have wisely, I guess, not posted on this thread knowing that it would be reduced to this but who have also enjoyed some of the same success. This is my last post on this thread because I don't think we're getting anywhere. If you would like to discuss any of this with me feel free to PM. No matter where you stand on this thread, may your bees fly and be fruitfull.
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When you stop learning you're dead.
All that I'm saying is that working with survivor bees might not be a matter of breeding as many understand it.
It could be that bacteria or molecular parasites are the source of resistance from Dean's description of the process that he's using. That's not breeding or classical genetics.
Snapper, I sure hope you are right about Dean not actually loosing 90% of his bees using his methodology for beekeeping. If he is, then a whole lot of bright eyed and bushy tailed new beekeepers have been boondoogled and led down a dead end trail to a cliff. Time honored methods of beekeeping work, backed by years of effort. I hope new beekeepers will weigh the evidence and make an educated choice on how to keep their bees productive and alive. In the end that is all that really matters. TED
Something for Ace to get a chuckle out of.....400 years ago, alot of my ancestors were running around the hills of north Georgia and the Mountains of North Carolina. They were wondering why your ancestors, Ace, and the other half of my family tree, were bring them lousy glass beads in trade for their beaver pelts and deer skins. TED
I have all the respect in the world for you, Snapper, because you will do what it takes to keep them flying and alive. Even if that includes treating in emergency. That is a true beekeeper. TED