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Offline lmh59

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Calling All Australian Beekeepers!
« on: March 31, 2019, 04:59:37 pm »
I am a university student carrying out my dissertation on beekeeping and I am looking for any Australian beekeepers that would be willing to answer a short questionnaire (5 minutes). If you are from Australia and are happy to give it a go please follow the link below:

https://forms.gle/eUfH71qPuGUiW4Y79

As you may know, Australia is the only country in the world that is free of the Varroa mite, one of the most dangerous and pervasive pests of honeybees, and I am very interested to see how this affects beekeeping strategies and treatment methods when compared to my home country of the UK. I currently have over 100 replies from beekeepers within the UK and I am trying to reach a similar number for Australian beekeepers. I have contacted a number of beekeeping organisations and associations in Australia but have yet to receive the amount of replies I am aiming for. If you live in Australia and may know of any beekeepers that might be willing to answer my short questionnaire please pass on the link above or get them to contact me directly at:

l.mcevoy-hughes1@uni.brighton.ac.uk

Thanks for your time

Luke McEvoy-Hughes

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Re: Calling All Australian Beekeepers!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 07:10:28 pm »
You might want to post it here, it's specifically for "Down Under Beekeeping"

https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?board=157.0

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Re: Calling All Australian Beekeepers!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 09:51:29 am »
You might want to post it here, it's specifically for "Down Under Beekeeping"

https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?board=157.0

That's very helpful, cheers!

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Re: Calling All Australian Beekeepers!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 03:54:09 pm »
You might want to post it here, it's specifically for "Down Under Beekeeping"

https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?board=157.0

That's very helpful, cheers!

I trust the following is just as.... "helpful"(sic) like.

PhDs are hard earned, b'kpn stuff worth using in an essay is also hard earned.
Keep to mind if your essay is published it is likely many will adopt some or maybe
all the findings. So to that end the probing questions should come from an Author
owning some b'kpn or at least biology knowledge on the Topic.
Too many of these 'surveys' are compiled by noongs looking for a free ride into
a purple sash over the gown.... all on the back of nonsense around "save the bees" or
whatever populist theme tugs an ear or two, or thrice.
The questions will tell someone - who knows already - the depth of knowledge a
hopefull owns.
On that basis (above) I myself have a problem with Statement #2.
Are you able to help with that?

Cheers.

Bill

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