yes, get a book, is there something wrong with reading the instructions that go with the hive and method.? where better to get first hand information?
forums are filled with all kinds of people, each with opinions and we know what opinions are like, and some of those smell just as bad. Getting other peoples opinions is fine, but it doesn't outweigh thinking for yourself, unless you're a sheep which some people are obviously happy being.
people promote what they like. they promote what is exciting and interesting to them. and some people promote things they have a personal interest in, be it financial, influential, etc.. so, regardless of what camp they come from, there are some you simply just can't believe.
Ah yes...opinions....agendas..... like in a book? :roll:
You trash those on a forum trying to help others by passing on their vast experiences, knowledge and failures. I really don't get it. Your telling others that they should not rely on members on this forum, and it's best to read a book, and experience every trail and tribulation, every success and failure, first hand.
I simply do not get it. Sorry.
Can I ask....why are you here? To stand by and bash others?
Or are you here to tell your story, pass along your experiences, and help others? Of course, I'm sure you see yourself at a far less level that you may call others using terms such as "agenda", etc. I think anyone answering any question as to how to do something is telling an "agenda" in their own way. You and every beekeeper keeping bees passes along their way of doing things and is based on each person's agenda, philosophy, and management view.
Am I pretty close? As soon as someone says something you don't like, you backdoor in some comments about them using terms like "agenda", and make those trying to help on forums such as nothing more than useless chatter.
You really think Warre would not of made a few changes 80 years later after he wrote the original book? Your suggesting that 80 years of beekeepers collective knowledge still is inferior to some book written by some guy that croaked years ago. his book is like all other books....they get outdated and many items become irrelevant. Sorry...Warre was not a God. And he did not have every answer to every problem.
What's next...telling folks that a 1912 ABC-XYZ bee book is the best they can do?
Sorry....I came here to help and lend my experiences. You came here bashing others, and never even stated your own experiences except to state your pessimistic view of others, trash the forum, and tell the poster to "Read a book". Some help... :roll: