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    Default Best TF quote ever lol

    Having an area of the hive that is the only part there when chemicals are applied is a nice idea, but it's a lot like a no-peeing section in a swimming pool.-Michael Bush

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    The Bees are the Beekeepers

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    Nice said.

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    "...no peeing section in the swimming pool..." did not originate with me, I just applied it to bees. The first time I heard it was in reference to the "no smoking section of the airplane" back when there still was one and went: "a smoking section on an airplane is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool."
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    fair enough, but I still love how you applied it.

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    Yes, I think it applies very aptly to a beehive and is such a vivid visualization of the issue...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Aptly put indeed. The chlorine (applied chemical) kills any bad stuff in the pool water....otherwise nobody would ever go swimming in one. Heck MB, even I like the analogy.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Yes, my comment got removed.

    Lol.
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    Yes, seems of late, members are ignoring the forum rules.

    Double posting/Cross posting. Don't do it.
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    Not exactly a TF quote, but defining 'feral,' Oldtimer's can't be beat...

    TF Extremist definition - If I own them they are feral survivors. But if they live in a commercial beekeepers hive they are domesticated.

    Average Beesource Users definition - The bees are feral if I say they are. Or if I caught them from any swarm they are feral.

    My definition - all bees are feral.

    Michael Bush definition - The genetics doesn't matter, it only matters if they are on natural small cell comb. When I treated my bees they all died, when I stopped treating them none of them died of mites.

    Solomon Parker definition - I do not baby my bees or pour chemicals into the hives, they are feral survivors. That's until I discovered my neighbour was a commercial queen breeder then most of my bees died, it's his fault.

    Modernist Pseudoscientist definition - The bees are feral if they live in the Arnot Forest and have been allowed to "return to their original mite resistant genetics", we won't discuss that apis melifera did not originally have mites or mite resistant genetics.


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    Yes, license has been taken.

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    Default Re: Best TF quote ever lol

    OT hit it on the head with that one
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    Have a feeling this is headed to Tailgater. See you when it does. G
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    Decided to delete this time.
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    One of my favorites, "I'm treatment free..right up until the time I have to treat." Guess this holds true for every beekeeper I like to think of us all as treatment free
    Last edited by fieldsofnaturalhoney; 09-18-2015 at 05:20 PM.
    Please excuse me, I am now free to go manage & treat ;)
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    "In 35 years od beekeeping I have come to the realization that the bees can fix all of my mistakes." The signature of a member here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim8557 View Post
    "In 35 years od beekeeping I have come to the realization that the bees can fix all of my mistakes." The signature of a member here.
    I think its " Most of my mistakes"............
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