Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping
Originally Posted by Litsinger
Somehow the simple assumption is made as if the only way:
* small volume --> swarming --> pest population control
This is true in 100% natural, human-absent setting.
Also true in most primitive ways of beekeeping (log hives/bee trees/skeps).
But we have more options and yet can achieve similar results:
* desired volume --> artificial swarming --> pest population control
PS: I already made comments earlier about assumption as-if the long distance between the hives is only way to prevent horizontal transmission.
Basically,Tom S. states that:
* vertical pest transmission is OK and done via swarming only (agree, but NOT about swarming being the only option; strategic artificial swarming works too)
* horizontal pest transmission is NOT OK and the hives must be separated by a distance to mitigate it (agree, but NOT about the distance being the only option; distinct hive placement works too)
Last edited by GregV; 08-07-2019 at 10:19 PM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.