Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience
Unsure why the "expansion" side of the equation is always lost.
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
No need to cry that "bees are dying"; they are not.
Are the cries by design or by ignorance?
In beekeeping equation there are ALWAYS two sides (just like in chemistry, for analogy):
- the loss side
- the expansion side.
In a normal situation the both sides always balance each other (eventually).
50% loss is nothing - as long as it is followed by 100% expansion/recovery.
-started with 10
-lost 5 (loss of 50%)
-rebuilt to 10 (gain of 100%).
Lost 5; gained 5.
How bees operate.
Always have been.
PS: an exception of course - systematic, persistent, and effective biosphere elimination as in now (where everything is systematically killed - this is outside of a normal species adaptation scope - everything goes dead)
Last edited by GregV; 12-11-2019 at 01:53 PM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.