I come to you humbly with my tail tucked, egg on my face, while eating crow
After you mentioned were we looking at the same article I backed tracked and notice my pages and the original posters pages did not match. The post was on April 2, so I ASSuMEd the article was the one I read recently in Bee Culture. The article I was referring to was in the Feb issue. I have since learned from you guys and seeing it today that there is an article in the April issue. I did not have time to read the issue, I briefly scanned it, and my issue has not arrived. Probably because it is time for me to renew!
Of course I can not respond specifically to an article I have not completely read, though scanning it however it looks similar to his other articles which I have read, all I can find on Checkerboarding (Nectar Management). I also purchased his manuscript on Nectar Management. He has written some articles on other subjects, the pollen box maneuver , feeding etc. I have spoken to Walt several times by phone to get clarification on a few matters and he has written me once. No this doesn't make me an expert :-D but probably, a little more informed than most and less informed than some.
I stand by my above statements in previous post :soapbox: and will remark on them based on other articles or I can wait till I read the new article! The call is yours!
Yes it is getting a little tiring but I have gotten a second wind or burst of hot air :-D and am ready to go again :deadhorse:
By the way Brian join in, I promise I will take no offense, and I value reading your post as always ;)
One last remark - I did not in any way mean to suggest Walt coined the phrase Checkerboarding and I don't think he intended to try! It is just the name I think others stuck on it, as he started with the name Nectar Management (but of course here I go ASSuMEing again). My comment was meant to mean, there needs to be a way to differentiate between the methods as to avoid this kind of confusion (I think I stated that above). As for giving Walt credit, what I meant, was for his work with bees and being willing to share it with others not discovering checkerboarding or cornering the market on it.
I really think no one is interested in this topic although it is getting alot of views. I think it is probably just a subject between us two! :devilbanana:
Maybe others, if interested, can and should weigh in!