My comments are from the overall message, often repeated, and just repeated on another thread 24 hours ago, with the simple message.....Regress to 4.9 and your mite problems will go away.
again, those are your words not mine. my mite problems did not go away until i regressed. when i regressed they did. i know other people not using treatments who don't have mite problems, some of them are on 4.9, some are on about 5.1, and some on 5.4.....many on natural comb that is being shuffled around willy nilly of all kinds of sizes.
It is your comments in clear defense of these remarks, that make my comments directed at you. You need not say one thing or another or get defensive. It is your message, and comments being defensive, and spattering the conversation with 3000 of this, or two conferences of that, dropping names such as Lusby, and now mentioning your writing of a book....all adds up to you perhaps not being exactly quoted as saying this or that, but the message is loud and clear.
i try to be as clear and as precise as possible when i talk or write. if you're going to attribute statements to me, please quote me. I've never said what you claim I said.
when i mentioned 3000 members on the orgainc iist and the fact that we have written a book (on exactly the topic you are questioning here in this thread), it was to point out that no one is keeping any secrets, and that the methods being used are discussed freely and readily available.
I can't control what you think "my mesage" is...I can only control what I say and write...and I stand by all that. If I were to express my message in a few words it would be that bees should be kept without treatments, and without artifical feeding. We found this to be possible after regressing our bees to small cell.
Someone said "regress and your mite problem go away". I questioned and targeted that. You defended it in every way. But now step back and suggest you actually did not say it.
what did I say? I think I offered an opinion on the best way to regress...as did you, did you not (using a warre)? I said nothing like "regress and your problems will go away"http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,28814.0.html
you are fabricating statements, and placing them in my mouth. i don't really appreciate it.
If I said the sky was blue today, and everyone with me nodded in agreement, I certainly would or could suggest later that a whole bunch of people agreed that the sky was blue. Even though they may not of actually said anything. Same concept.
For the record, I have no clue who you are on other forums. I actually do not remember a "deknow", but maybe I forgot. Maybe if the screen name is different, you could clue me in. There seemed to be many conversations over the years between smallcell groupies, FGMO, and the like.
For the record (part 2).....I never wrote a book. So I have no vested interest in promoting smallcell. I was the first that I recall, to openly stick my neck out long before any studies or others coming forward discounting smallcell. But just as I give a pro/con view on many things, such as TBH and Warre hives posted on my website, I only say what I know, what I have found out, etc. No book deals. No speaker engagements. No stroking my own ego thinking I'm part of some movement while having blinders on, or making a name for myself trying to be on the cutting edge. I try it, and tell you what I found. I know that ticks some off.
yes, it's clear you are not stroking your ego :roll:
discounting small cell was hardly ever "sticking one's neck out".
do you think i'm lying when i say what i've tried and what my experience is?
are you implying that no one besides you can find anything out for themselves? ...or even that someone might find out someting that contradicts something that you found? your contention seems to be that "small cell doesn't work"....but even if you had my best hive, how could you prove that "small cell doesn't work for deknow"? or do you think bees are so simple that all that is needed is the right recipe?