paul wheaton wrote:As we explained in the Q&A yesterday, one of the main reasons we are doing this is to get enough coin to get a proper well on the lab. So the extra coin is going to the well.
Next, if we add three things to further the experiments, we find no change in the amount of people signing up. Nor do we find existing backers raising their pledges. But if we add things to the $100 level, we not only find existing backers raising their pledges, but we also find an increase in the number of people backing the kickstarter.
So, we are making the best out of what we have learned.
Mike Haasl wrote:I wonder if the early words about "Experiments about X, experiments about Y, experiments about Z" might sound even better if you said something like "At Wheaton Labs we've done hundreds of experiments, maybe thousands. We're learning from many experiments with RMHs, ATI, Hugelkulture, etc. My Patreon peeps want us to shift our priorities and make this be the next one...."
I'm thinking it might help the viewer understand that you don't just do an experiment here or there. And that the pictures in the video are of things you've done so you have some street cred. Maybe little words floating around the Allerton Abbey pictures and hugels could convey that without changing the script...
Leo Sharashkin wrote:Conrad,
I really prefer hives made of natural materials. Yes, today many hives and frames are made of plastic or other synthetic materials. Yes, they work, but has certain properties very different from the way bees are programmed to live (for example, they routinely make holes through their combs, for ventilation and access - see color photos in Keeping Bees with a Smile - but they can't create these pop holes if you use frames with plastic foundation). Eventually, too, the plastic hive equipment ends up in the landfill, whereas a hive made of natural materials such as wood can fully biodegrade. So the hives I make only use materials that can biodegrade (wood, wool insulation) or be recycled (aluminum flashing for hive roof cover).