2. I have evolved into advocating natural beekeeping.
What ever beekeeper you are, there are common facts which are not dependen on what you are thinking and how old is you menthor. My first menthor was born about 1890. I just saw systems on his yard what you are now diskussing here.
Strange this is that natural beekeeper is able to denie factc what guide greedy beekeeper.
Some are these and they are same what ever beekeepr you are:
* good yields come from pastures, not from combs.
* Even if you nurse bees with same method, and yard's distance is only 3 miles, yield may be 3-5 fold.
* When bees make wax, they consume 6-8 kg honey for one 1 kg wax. One 1 wax goes when bees draw one langstroth box foundations.
* One L. box have 1 kg foundations.
I had hives on splended fireweed pastures. I gived to hive 3 medium box foundations. In three week they draw all foundations and hives all had 240 lbs cappad honey in one time.
3 miles away I have same size hives on rape field. They got 60-80 lbs honey, and they did not draw even one foundations box. Summer was very hot and nectar come only on moist soil pastures.
You are not able "to see" how much bees consume honey to wax making. How much they spend, is common truth, and I cannot understand how so many is able to turn the fact so favorit himself.
But every people formulate his own truth and people read "fact" to sustain his own former attitudes.
One leading guy in Finland claim that bees exrecete wax all the time same measure. He claims that it is same how much you give them foundations.
In horticulture guys claim that a big tree catches so and so much dust from air. If it is true, every year I should see one new cubic square meter dust under the tree and after 10 years amount of lorry. - But I cannot see it. So, I am a bad environmentalist when I cannot see that dust heap under the tree.
*********************"You sing that gang's songs to where you want to belong"
It is called "collective truth" and nothing to do with your personal truth. - You know fenomenom:" Emperor has no clothes!"