Re: Requeening honey bee colonies without dequeening
A common enough description of "science": observation by the "generally respectable," followed by interpretation by the "appropriately certified." Someone without certification, but who becomes respectable enough to be given a public hearing, is commonly awarded some honorary degree or other, thereby becoming certified.
One only has to read the reports provided by adequately careful observers, and make one's informed interpretation of these observations to be doing what falls under my definition of "science." Disselkoen has an apparent conflict of interest. But that doesn't mean his information is less correct. It just means he might not be fully objective. Or he might be. "Apparent" does not mean "actual." Listen, then make your decision. "Science" brought you "all cholesterol plugs your arteries.... Oh, wait.... maybe not. Oh. There are _two_ kinds of that stuff. But coconut oil is ba.... oh. wait.... But you don't really want to be eating fat in your diet, anyway... Oh...." Listen, think, then decide. You, too, can do "science."
"I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong." (heard often from the late David Sebree) Still making them, myself