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Poly Hive 

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"I used to keep bees but lost them all a few years ago."

Me.. "That's a shame. Varroa?"

"No it was CCD"

I struggle to keep a straight face....

Like I posted about Isle of Weight disease if something is on the go then losses are attributed to it as it is a guilt transference.

"Nothing to do with me being a useless beekeeper is it, it's out of my control guv... "

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm......


PH
 

Polyanwood 

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Classic!
People also say to me..."that varroa, its terrible isn't it? It is killing all the bees." and I tell them, well as long as beekeepers don't ignore it, it is not terrible, and then they say, "your bees don't have it though do they"
They look upset when I say that all bees around here have it.
:nopity:
 

Mike a 

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haha

Last year at the New Forest Show I spoke with a so called experienced beek of 15+ years who said he doesn't need to treat his hives because he lived in a varroa free area in the New Forest and anyway its all a smoke screen to get gullible bee keepers to spend lots of money on treatments they don't need.

So without cracking a smile I asked how did his colonies did over winter 2008/2009.
Reply - Terrible, I lost 8 of 12 colonies from September through to March, they didn't starve so it must of been CCD or something similar. :smilielol5:

I was going to ask him a few more questions but thought better of it... :nopity:
 

MJBee 

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It is international too. I was introduced to a Dutch beekeeper who told me that he didn't need to treat his bees for varroa - he is now an ex-beekeeper - lost the lot:banghead:
 

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varroa

Like I posted about Isle of Weight disease if something is on the go then losses are attributed to it as it is a guilt transference.

"Nothing to do with me being a useless beekeeper is it, it's out of my control guv... "

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm......


PH[/QUOTE]

Just a tad patronising?:rolleyes:
I would have thought the person may need help, not a put down.
 
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