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I read through that thread, first I was disappointed to see all the squabbling...
:lau: If "squabbling" bothers you, you've picked the wrong hobby and the wrong forum. :)
When I decided to become a Beek, I assumed I would research everything and simply do it "the right way"! I quickly learned that Beekeeping was much more art than science and there is no one "right way" involved in any aspect of it. As with anything, some Beeks can get pretty passionate in defending there opinions.
Neither you, nor they should take any of the disagreement here personal. To me, the trick is to simply take it all in and do whatever feels right for you and your bees. At the end of the day, you only need to find what works for you and your bees. Whether others think it's "the right way" or not is really irrelevant.