I just dropped the price of
the permaculture playing cards
for a wee bit.

 

 

uses include:
- infecting brains with permaculture
- convincing folks that you are not crazy
- gift giving obligations
- stocking stuffer
- gambling distraction
- an hour or two of reading
- find the needle
- find the 26 hidden names

clickity-click-click

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Mike Underhill
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According to this article: Bees can be trained in 10 minutes and get 98% accurate results while dogs take months to train and only get 71% accuracy.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2013/12/can-bees-be-trained-to-sniff-out-cancer/

Not for Permies, but for the public at large it may require this sort of substantial, direct benefit to humans to compel humans to save the bees.
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
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Interesting article - thanks for posting it.
 
Chris Badgett
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That is very interesting. Thanks! It's amazing what bees are capable of.

On a related note, we're getting ready to release an apitherapy video course with Ross Conrad over at http://organiclifeguru.com
 
John Merrifield
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Very thought provoking. It reinforces my belief that our bees know us when we work with them. We don't use smoke.
 
See where your hand is? Not there. It's next to this tiny ad:
Video of all the permaculture design course and appropriate technology course (about 177 hours)
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
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