Copied from another thread. I may be going out on a limb here and cutting it off behind me but the itch was killing me.
I believe this site has personal that find it funny to lead the new beekeeper down the wrong path, but i also believe there are some with good intentions. Remember...the smoke is for the hive...
You gave me an opening to get on my :soapbox: I had been trying to avoid it but it has been killing me.
I have been a member of beemaster since around 07. I have not been active for a while until a few months ago. I consider myself a novice and have about 9 seasons behind me and keep between 10-12 hives. Still plenty I don't know.
I have noticed the tone of the site has changed a bit since a few back. I am not sure you have folks trying to lead new beekeepers down the wrong path,not trying to be rude but what you have are quite a few well read new beekeepers quoting what they have read.
If you have not noticed you can click on a beekeepers screen name and go to their profile. From there you can trace their post as far back as you wish. A few answering all the questions you can trace back where this is their first year of beekeeping. But they continue to have the answer to every question asked.
That is fine, I think everyone should have the right to answer , but there is a lot of bogus floating around lately. I have also noticed how several beekeepers will give a good answer to a question but certain posters thank only one particular beekeeper when he gives his answer. The posters do not acknowledge the others who posted or tried to help. I even remember one poster call someone to task on this lately. Also remember don't go by the number of stars an individual has. All their post could be in a non bee related part of the forum.
Most of the real beekeepers stop in only a few from day to day because they don't have time to answer every question although they may wish to. So I guess that lets you know where I fit, since I have been on here rather frequently lately :-D
I would like to end by thanking Beemaster for a very well run site that has a low tolerance for riff-raff. Thanks to all of those behind the scenes.
So much for my :soapbox: