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Posts tagged bees
There are a lot of people with uninformed opinions who have access to the internet.
I really should just delete my facebook. It’s like a rage inducing machine.
I had just posted this petition about bees and pesticides.
My friend shared it and got his first hater on his page discussing how there is two sides to every story and how people should educate themselves about the issue before signing anything. I’m all for that, but the link he provided went to a study at some podunk institution that had been sponsored by Bayer Chemical.
I don’t know if you know this but Bayer is already in a lot of hot water about Colony Collapse DIsorder and seeing their name on a debunk study does not constitute evidence of anything in my book as a scientist.
But that isn’t what pisses me off. Giant corporations and their business as usual is not my problem (at least not today).
MY problem is that we live in an era where information is not locked up in institutions or in libraries or in even buildings. Dammit. People this information is right there for the gathering, processing, evaluating, and then finally digestion. But oh no, we’re too busy and saavy for that!
Quick! Off to google to find a single source that agrees with our initial position! Now we’re an expert! Doesn’t matter that we didn’t actually even read the damn journal article. It just matters that we cited a source, right?
Honest to God, the science education in this country is in the toilet. Logic, mathematics, causality, critical thinking, etc, are just not practiced by anyone I seem to run into on the regular.
The funniest/saddest part is the guy didn’t even seem to understand why I was upset.
Mead rack, part 1
Racking the mead today. Had to start with sanitation.
I have a 20 gallon primary fermenter. I started the sani this morning around 10.
I’ll be rinsing and treading with onestep next. After that, I’ll feed the kids dinner, get them situated in a movie and Then oh man. Pics time.
The fermentation is complete, so I’ll be racking through filter paper. I’m not quite ready to bottle so I’ll be filtering, pooling the two meads from the secondary fermenters into the big primary tank, cleaning the secondary fermenters, and finally diluting, back into the sanitized secondary tanks.
Big job, but the Mrs is gone for the weekend and I am bored. I even know what my dilution ratio is…
Mead will be racked.
This is a headsup that I will be racking a HUGE amount of mead coming up this weekend. Stay tuned for some fun pictures and possibly buzzed blogging! What are you brewing right now?