- Jan 13, 2015
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- Bedfordshire, England
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Quite a few
For the benefit of those who may not have read your book, I have attached the section you referred to above.Just because you did not understand the book, it does not make it a bad book, possibly because you approached with a closed mind. About 99 out of 100 seem to understand it.
The first 30 pages or so were to explain the theories regarding bee improvement; the next part of the book was to test those theories by putting them into practice to see if they hold true. The conclusion was that the theories do in fact hold true and that we can improve the quality the quality of our bees through simple assessment and selection processes.
The book was never intended to be a regurgitation of other people's scientific papers. Those that want can go direct to these without me trying to prove a point.
As for principles, there are ten principles written up at the end of the book for those, like you, who missed them on the way through. The fact that the system works, to me, shows that the book cannot be as bad as you think.
If people are determined to stick to their imported bees, and not wanting to consider any alternative, it is to be expected that they would not get anything out of the book.
I read it very carefully. I have to say that, for a book entitled "The principles of bee improvement", I was disappointed. You and I have very different interpretations of the word "principle" so this is taken from the Cambridge English Dictionary:
" a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works: "
I saw no evidence of any principles in your book - but, perhaps there are others who see what I have not?
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