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GntlKnigt1
02-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Here is the first segment of a documentary on Brother Adam (in English)..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtv3OTYt2EM

fatbloke
02-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Here is the first segment of a documentary on Brother Adam (in English)..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtv3OTYt2EM
Good find Doug, gonna finish this then go and watch it.......

GntlKnigt1
02-02-2014, 11:28 AM
It's broken up into 5 segments but, once you pull up the first one, the other ones appear in the watch list. I watched the one in Dutch but missed a lot as my Dutch isn't good. Will watch the English version tonight with the wife and hook laptop into TV to make an evening of it.

fatbloke
02-02-2014, 12:10 PM
It's broken up into 5 segments but, once you pull up the first one, the other ones appear in the watch list. I watched the one in Dutch but missed a lot as my Dutch isn't good. Will watch the English version tonight with the wife and hook laptop into TV to make an evening of it.
Ha ha! Brilliant. Just sat through all 5 of the programme parts.

Very interesting......

You think you know enough to understand bee's and honey etc, only to watch something like this, to realise that I knew the square root of sod all ;D

It goes some way to understand that his passing was a big, if not unexpected, loss. To both the bee breeding world as well as the mead world.

But with all that in mind, could I make a living from it, and it's logical extension of mead making ? Maybe, but I'm too much of a coward to try, so I'll likely stick to hobby mead making..........

GntlKnigt1
02-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Ha ha! Brilliant. Just sat through all 5 of the programme parts.

Very interesting......

You think you know enough to understand bee's and honey etc, only to watch something like this, to realise that I knew the square root of sod all ;D

It goes some way to understand that his passing was a big, if not unexpected, loss. To both the bee breeding world as well as the mead world.

But with all that in mind, could I make a living from it, and it's logical extension of mead making ? Maybe, but I'm too much of a coward to try, so I'll likely stick to hobby mead making..........

Well, living in a monestary, I suspect his expenses were pretty low....

skunkboy
02-02-2014, 01:40 PM
Very cool, thanks for finding and posting the link to this! :)

GntlKnigt1
02-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Just watched the whole thing in English. Apparently it was made I 1988 when Brother Adam was 90 years old. Really interesting. Then, I wondered if his research led to the killer bees in USA... but Wikipedia says those were released by a replacement bee keeper in Brazil in 1957....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee

mannye
02-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Awesome doc. I was a little annoyed by the 50s monster music in the first section. It was amazing to know that we lived at the same time as a man that rivaled Mendel. Kind of makes you wonder if anything can be done unless you have no other distractions. Like making a living. Regardless he is an inspiration.


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mannye
02-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Oh and how about how all those guys just stand around thousands of bees with no protection at all? I guess by now they are so immune to bee stings they are like mosquito bites! The guy that got stung on the lip was amazing. He barely reacted!


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MourneMead
02-03-2014, 12:59 PM
I thought this was fascinating - thanks for posting the link.