Re: Package VS. Nuc Challenge
Originally Posted by Tennessee's Bees LLC
1) To prove or disprove anything in beekeeping, a researcher needs a well designed study that is carefully conducted. Due to the highly variable nature of weather, locale, the bees themselves, etc., a researcher needs to run a lot of colonies in a test to have statistically meaningful results. Think of the efforts Randy Oliver goes to to test a hypothesis. To do anything less just adds to the confusion.
2) Setting out "to prove something" indicates the researcher is invested in achieving a particular outcome, which means the study is biased before it even starts.
(1975-1980, and now since 2011; maintain about 10 hives; Zone 5b; 15" rain; 5500')