Are you saying I am ignoring established beekeepers? I ask for help constantly and seek out advice form established beekeepers all the time. I’m telling you that my local scene was not supportive. I had to look further. I found the answers I needed BECAUSE I went on the web. I would not be where I am today if I had relied on the people in my area. (Until I very recently found a reliable, trusted source not too far away.)
How can you predict this future?
Who would spend about $1000 on a hive set up and gear and leave it in the yard expecting it to just be a honey factory? So many “experienced” beekeepers who shot down the flow hive for this very reason are really underestimating the people buying flow hives. I’m one of them. I hear this all the time. Please watch any one of my bee videos and you will see that I am 100% invested in doing this right.
And I’m trying really hard to be a positive example. I may not do every single thing correctly, but I am learning, improving and completely open about all of my decisions and thought processes. If something doesn’t work, I ask for advice and refine my approach. If I do something stupid, I hear it and correct it next time. In the end, I have finished the season with a double deep brood nest, totally full for winter. There were hiccups along the season, but I’m ready for the winter. My bees are totally fine.
I keep hearing this lecture and I really don’t think I’m part of this problem. I’m doing my best to be a good beginner.