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  • Allen Dick
    Dec 23, 2000
      > Few beekeepers question whether their systems of bee breeding and colony
      > management adversely affect the normal biological processes of honey bees.
      > And
      > even fewer consider assuring that the environment within the hive is
      > "natural"­as close as possible to that which is optimal for honey bee
      > survival. It seems that we
      > have come to expect that honey bee colonies are generic and are only found
      > in nearly square white boxes just as children believe that milk comes from
      > paper or
      > plastic containers.

      That is very true. What concerns me is that the research we read often does not
      take this into consideration, and often wonder about its validity.

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