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  1. #301
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    Maybe a picture or a diagram? A written description? I'm starting to think Lazy Shooter's perpetual motion wheel is looking favorable in credibility.
    I think Lazy Shooter should team-up with Bee Brothers. http://www.beebrothers.org/management.php

    Perhaps this picture will be helpful:
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    You would think the official Rube Goldberg website would be more complicated to navigate.

    Bad joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    You would think the official Rube Goldberg website would be more complicated to navigate.

    Bad joke.
    Actually it was a really good joke, haven't those people learned anything.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    After seeing the Bee Brothers website, I say this needs a whole thread of its own.

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    Seeking 1.5 million dollars and primarys only invested $2,500.00 of their own? Seems slim. Also workers w/ only 7 years experience? Seems youngish for such an ambitious venture. The semi would impress someone else, but, like empty supers stacked to the sky, a tarped truck doesn't mean there is anything of worth under the tarps.

    A well developed site which appears to show someone w/ business knowledge. I still don't know that they are good at beekeeping and the business of beekeeping.
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    A well developed site...
    What did you see that I didn't? I saw misspellings, overlapped text and pictures, stock photos, pixelated graphics, clashing colors, and make sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom.

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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Non of it struck me as being serious...
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    I guess I didn't look past the glitz. I did see the disclaimer, but didn't read past the first line.

    So Solomon, do you think this could all be smoke and mirrors?

    Not serious? Then someone has way too much time on their hands.
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    I'm kicking myself for making my nucs with 3 frames of brood when all I needed was one egg and a bee. Maybe that's why we're failing, wasting resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I guess I didn't look past the glitz. I did see the disclaimer, but didn't read past the first line.

    So Solomon, do you think this could all be smoke and mirrors?
    I'm not sure they have mirrors yet...
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    They can buy some if you invest.

    Mark, knowing what I know about the beekeeping industry, its history, and its people, it's hokum. Look up hokum, because I mean hokum. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hokum

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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Good word.
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Quote Originally Posted by deknow View Post
    ...I bet it also.doesn't say that staring at a link to an article is the best preparation to discuss the article.
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    I learned a new word, hokum. Now I will use the new word in a sentence. My posts about improving the wheel were actually hokum.

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    I thought hokum was the cordlike stuff you forced into a crack to make something water tight. Hmmm. Maybe that's oakum.
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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Hello All,

    I am a newbie and started the first week in May with two packages of bees in 8 frame medium hives. All seems to be going well and I do walk by my hives daily to make sure the bees are still there. I did not start this for the honey or any profits, but rather I do have a large garden and for the past several years have not notice any bees around to help in pollination. Problem solved. I did read books, viewed video's, and did research on the web. Still I'm amazed how overwhelming bee keeping can be.

    Started with a front end feeder and spilled the whole quart on the front entrance during the first week. Quickly leaned about robbing and ants. Then Flight orientation, bearding, brood comb, eggs, larva, drone cells, queen cells, pollen, nectar, burr comb, supersedure, mites, foulbrood, nosema, swarms...etc. It doesn't stop. Haven't even thought about honey harvest yet.

    I'm keeping up with it all, but most people have no idea how much one has to know about raising healthy bees. I think newbies are overwhelm learning all about bees during their first year. I sure am and that is why I believe most give up. I thought bees have been around for thousands of years, why would they need any help from me. I give them a nice home, I feed them, control pest and diseases and thats about all I can do. Bees are going to do whatever they like, so there not much you can worry about.

    BTW...Cucumbers and squash are fantastic this year.

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    I enjoy all the comments. I am a new beek and am learning much. I have already made some mistakes but have been adapting. I started with one hive then quickly learned it is better to have at least two. I bought two more nucs on May 31. The learning continues hopefully for a lifetime.

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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Hokum if you got 'em.
    Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
    4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.

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    Default Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    The reason beekeepers fail?

    E. All of the above.
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