Departing from the nuts and bolts of beekeeping, today’s post asks the reader to insert his or her own thoughts on the matter of beekeeping as an art, science, or both.
I came across this article while brainstorming some approaches to teaching newcomers to the world or beekeeping. I’ll leave my thoughts out of the matter for now and simply say the student may need to be cognizant to the approach taken in their instruction.
I disagree with the parameters given between art and science. It doesn’t matter for beekeeping, though. The best teachers in beekeeping are the bees. That’s only fair, since bees do nearly all the work, while the beekeepers sit back and take the credit.
Thanks AV, I agree with your statement that the bees are the best teachers. Several years back when I started in beekeeping I believed I could study enough to become a master at this craft in a couple of years. After really immersing myself in the bees I realized they teach far more than the books and gaining an understanding would take a lifetime.
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