Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.
There are synthetic materials (e.g. nylon) as they just do not exist in nature.
Originally Posted by little_john
There are natural materials that have been simply mechanically reordered for more convenient consumption (e.g. wool or cotton or other natural fibers).
Now there are petrol-based polymers.
Yes, the building blocks for these polymers exist in nature (ethylene - C2H4, for example).
But it takes much more manipulation to build petrol-based polymers to the usable state - I get it.
No, such polymers are not natural enough for me as they do not rot easily.
That is my resolution to the problem.
If you rot naturally, quickly and produce no toxins, you are natural enough.
Good enough for me.
PS: but the use of polyethylene film in developing nucs is beneficial beyond doubt; I think I will try this in coming summer anyway.
Last edited by GregV; 01-12-2019 at 07:12 PM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.