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Bee Guardian?Workabel or con

 
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Justin
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Joined: 21 May 2016
Posts: 13
Location: Exeter

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:05 am    Post subject: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con Reply with quote

I came across this unit.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172250656449?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
It is unlike any thing I have read about so far.
It sound's like want where called "Mosquito Box's" in the 90's.
Basically a small box that would be hung in train stations and bus stop's .
It emitted an annoying hum much like a cloud of Mosquito's, the frequency was such that only younger people who had not damaged the hearing with music and work environment's could hear , the older generation could sit next to a box and never know it was on.
It was taken out of service as it was considered non inclusive and ageist against young people though it seemed quite affective in stopping the targeted age group from loitering where they would look untidy.
What do you think of the Bee Guardian?
Good new tool or fear driven hoax to make money?
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ingo50
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Joined: 30 May 2014
Posts: 311
Location: Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be very sceptical about this device, if it affects Varroa, why not bees as well? I would want to see some proper research backing the claims made. It also seems to be too cheap and too good to be true.
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Justin
House Bee


Joined: 21 May 2016
Posts: 13
Location: Exeter

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
I would be very sceptical about this device, if it affects Varroa, why not bees as well? I would want to see some proper research backing the claims made. It also seems to be too cheap and too good to be true.

I did email the chap with some of my qualifications and asked he provide some information.
He has not replied.
It look's very much like swarf encased in epoxy resin.
and although most organisms are sensitive to certain frequencies(interestingly enough usually through the sympathetic resonance of a body part or sensory organ which is another fascinating topic but I do not want to digress.)it has only ever proved effective in the short term or when there is an equally suitable environment for the organism to move to.being an enclosed environment there is no where for the mites to go and no way to move hive reliably on mass.
So this is basically a con I think.
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Justin
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Joined: 21 May 2016
Posts: 13
Location: Exeter

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry just too funny so had to pass this on.
I have been in contact with the chap just for fun.
His latest explanation had me in stitches.
I will not comment on it further as i will intersect with some people's deep held beliefs.
Dear Justine,
I
agree with the conclusions of Devon in relation bee - varroa mite. BG,
however, induces a state in the hive without varroa mite.
On Friday,
I returned from a week tai chi training course. People who regularly
attend such training sessions and conducts regular exercises are able to
perceive subtle energy bodies. This capability includes the ability to
feel the vibrations of crystals. All people can feel this energy, if we
train. Someone has these abilities given by nature, else it needs some
time to train. The frequency with which operates BG does not operate on
the level of physical bodies. As far as your old and new equipment is
not suitable for the measurement of this type of energy. However, there
are at least two devices, that can identify this type of energy: 1) aura
photo camera 2) ionmeter. If you use these devices in the research you
find that the piezo effect is not only what is commonly stated. The
energy of crystals provides much more.
Regards,
Marian
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