Re: Jerry Hayes/Monsanto
the first thing I have to do is pay my mortgage. I have a great fish book, it is the bible of fish books it covers every disease affecting tropical fish for the last 200 years. And it doesn't cover enteric septicemia or the new strains of ich. My fish pay my bills. So what do I read, the epic tome, or the current stuff that I pick up on the net.
I'm only online this week because I have a serious website overhaul in progress, much-needed. I write my html the old fashioned way, in Wordpad. For me it's faster than an editor.
When the bees start paying my bills, I might have more leisure for reading. I own literally 1000's of books. I don't know what year it will be when I give myself permission to read something for fun again. Much less the whole background of beekeeping. I do own Beekeeping for Dummies. Haven't read a page of it, but I have it.
I'll take your word that he is suited. Since I presently don't read his stuff, it isn't going to make much difference who he works for. As for local opinions, I joined my local beeclub. Because the gal I bought my bees from didn't know what the heck she was doing. And I followed her advice. So much for a mentor.
And as for cocklebur, have you ever dug out goatshead, aka sandspur? Makes pigweed a piece of cake. I've been digging weeds for 30 years, and using compost to make it easier for 25. But I don't do large acreage. To each their own.
Last edited by Gypsi; 12-20-2011 at 08:00 PM.
Reason: gardening stuff
Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.