"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
After 40 years of beekeeping, I've come to realize that the bees can fix most of my mistakes.
When in doubt do nothing.
K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)
Learn from other peoples mistakes; you don't live long enough to make them all yourself
"Don't panic." -- Front cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"Make your own decision and embrace the consequences." -- jwcarlson
Don't cheap out and try to get away with not having an electric fence around your hives.
I think you missed the point gtwarren. That advice is really only applicable to beekeeping...lol
Teach, and be taught well.
The master accomplishes more and more by doing less and less until finally he accomplishes everything by doing nothing." --Laozi, Tao Te Ching
"Perfection in beekeeping is not found in a multiplicity of appliances, but in simplicity and the elimination of everything not absolutely essential" --Brother Adam, In Search of the Best Bee Strains
"Progress doesn't come from early risers - progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things." --Robert Heinlein
"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."--Bruce Lee
"In general, the simpler the system, the more efficient and the larger the amount of work which can be accomplished in a given time."--Frank Pellet, Practical Queen Rearing
Along Michael Bush's line:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."--Leonardo da Vinci
"When life looks like easy street there is danger at your door!"
Michael Palmer wrote this in a thread a while back....I have had a couple "good" winters with relatively low loss, I keep this saying in the back of my mind!
Grateful Dead..Uncle Johns Band......I should have known that....listened to plenty of Dead in College!
The first dozen posts remind me of Dark Side of the Moon. I like every song.
Random words of wisdom....
A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left. Ecc 10:2
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. Pro 23:5
It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory. Pro 25:27
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. Pro 19:2