err...looking through that thread (rather quickly...but it helped that that "mite" and "leveling" were highlighted), there was only one reference to claim that "leveling" results in "equality":
Accepting the fact that mites transfer is one thing. I do agree. Just not on a level claimed here to suggest that side by side hive will maintain equal, or statistical comparison equality.of course this quote is from you, and this is exactly as predicted in my previous post.
this seems to happen often...that when i try to trace back what "you were told", it turns out the answer is "nobody"...you made it up.
it isn't just that mites transfer from hive to hive, it's that in aggregate they tend to flow from colonies of high numbers of mites to colonies of low numbers of mites. this is "leveling", not "becoming absolutely level"...there is a big difference.
when one "equalizes" a yard, does it mean that all hives are "equal" when you are done? no, you make things more equal than they were...stores and resources are transferred from colonies with surplus to those with inadequate resources....it is a process
again, can you cite someone (besides yourself) ever having said that mite counts will become level? i didn't think so.
Wait...you said there were no claims. Now you suggest it was only stated once in the thread I posted.
Look up the rest of them, before you start throwing crap at me with your academia elitist crap.
I stated "leveling" was used over the years to discredit smallcell research. I backed it up with an example. now what? you want more. No. Quit wasting my time.
Anybody can look up all the threads on mite leveling.
And I also did not say everything else was claimed to be the same. I said "I'll assume", and played off the fact that when it came to mites, smallcell folks "created" that claim to discedit Berry's study. And hey, if you can just create that crap, why would it not be good for other things such as propolis. I guess you didn't see my parity.
I'm not answering to you, while I stated some rather broad brushes of actual discussions and groups of beekeepers, while you personally attack me.
I could care less what you say or how you are going to rationalize it.
Smallcell folks used mite leveling to discredit Berry's work. Period!
And I love it. I had said for years prior to the studies that I had been seeing the same crap, all the while folks like you kept dragging out one other person's claims (Dennis), as if it was the word of GOD!
And I'll continue to state the obvious, and laugh my butt off. I got much to use up, so I'll be harping on this every chance I get. :-D