So I was looking at this guy's video on starting beekeeping...and it looked a bit discouraging.
It looked fun and interesting and kind of still does...but when i saw this one guy's 'advice to new beekeepers' video, he made it seem like you have to grind your bones almost and literally be trying to save them from death constantly? (It wasn't so much the wording, but the feeling). When you watch it, he might just be trying to protect people from loss...
But it was a bit discouraging seeing it sound like...he was comparing it to football and your team being crushed and having more danger the longer the year progresses. And then some other guy commented that he'd had to do emergency interference with all of his hives that year. (It may have been the follow up by some guy in Europe claiming he had to intervene on literally everything he had that really made that mood more than the other. Who knows...)
Are they just full of hot air?
I haven't really stepped in the deep end yet, how hard is this going to 'bee' to really do this?
I've been a gardener for about 7 years straight now. I'm not afraid of work, and I do like agriculture, and gardening you have some major let downs and a lot of things are really fragile (especially in an arid climate). (I think people involved in agriculture are usually better people too.)
If you start beekeeping are you going to have to 'bee' constantly expecting disaster and intervening? (That sounds depressing.)
Or is this like this thing where people say stuff to discourage the newbs because they are a threat to their career?
In college one time, I made this mistake of telling this one teacher I liked math, and how wonderful it is and then further compounded the mistake by asking how to get a job like his. And then that semester that guy failed literally half the class. When I found out about I wondered if maybe some of that was feeling threatened by competition.
Would like to hear your thoughts. I don't want to paint anyone in a bad light either. IT might be that guy was just sounding the way he did to shake people up who neglect animals also. I've also ran into people who don't have much common sense about how fragile people and their animals lives are...so maybe its like that.