By Dominique De Vito
Because of the contemporary and alarming results of CCD, colony cave in affliction, bees all over the world were receiving a lot awareness. even supposing beekeeping could appear like a frightening, even risky job, it doesn't need to be! whether you simply need a puppy, commence a honey-making company or are easily searching for a brand new pastime, Dominique De Vito dissects every thing you want to learn about bees and beekeeping during this whole, authoritative how-to advisor. studying find out how to inform the variation from queen, drone and employee bees, the instruments and offers had to construct your individual hive, the secrets and techniques at the back of protecting a contented bee colony and what each one season calls for to deal with a hive are only many of the themes De Vito completely explains. moreover, scrumptious and fit honey recipes are integrated that may be made up of your personal beehive!
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Unlike fast knowledge generated in universities, think-tanks, and corporations, slow knowledge occurs incrementally through the process of community learning motivated more by affection than by idle curiosity, greed, or ambition. The worldview inherent in slow knowledge rests on these beliefs: • Wisdom, not cleverness, is the proper aim of all true learning • The velocity of knowledge can be inversely related to the acquisition of wisdom • The careless application of knowledge can destroy the conditions that permit knowledge of any kind to flourish (a nuclear war, for example, made possible by the study of physics, would be detrimental to the further study of physics) • What ails us has less to do with the lack of knowledge but with too much irrelevant knowledge and the difficulty of assimilation, retrieval, and application as well as the lack of compassion and good judgment • The rising volume of knowledge cannot compensate for a rising volume of errors caused by malfeasance and stupidity generated in large part by inappropriate knowledge • The good character of knowledge creators is not irrelevant to the truth they intend to advance and its wider effects • Human ignorance is not an entirely solvable problem; it is, rather, an inescapable part of the human condition.
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