Re: Do I really need to medicate?
Originally Posted by msl
And then you are kicking me for "abusing my livestock".
People do not get it when I say - "I can not wait when some of my bees die" AND "I am trying to bend over backwards to save some tiny nucs"..
You guys are saying - what? Which is it?
Is it not obvious?
* Yes, I want those package swarms I caught the last summer to die off as quickly as possible (so I can get some honey off of them).
BUT, I do not know sometimes the origin of the swarm I caught (usually I have a good idea, but not always; for example, if I caught an escaped Saskatraz queen, I'd rather keep it alive).
* Yes, at the same time, I will put in lots of time and resources to save a tiny nuc that I think preserves a valuable line going forward
(worthy drone generation going forward is a part this outlook - but yes, it takes several turn overs; .......yes, we get the idea about the "Grandpa but no Dad", etc, etc)
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.