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Find a wild beehive, perhaps because of a couple of kookaburras pecking at it.
Attach it to a trebuchet, aim it at a clearing, wind it up and PING. Angry beehive
lands miles away, smashes to bits, bees swarm off, not your problem. Wait a while,
go to remains of beehive, collect honey, wax and
here's a much kinder method
[xandram, Oct 22 2010]
All About Kookaburras
Citation. Marion Sinclair (18951988) [Boomershine, Oct 22 2010]
||I guess they'd get a free ride, unless they've already bought a ticket.
||Ants? What about the BEES?!? How would you deal
with the bees whilst loading the trebuchet?
||Meanwhile, over on the halfantery, the ants are busy discussing the latest ant-idea to be posted by a user named [ant]. The idea is to find [nineteenthly]s house, attach it to a massive trebuchet, wind it up, and fling the house and contents towards the nearest woods. The house and contents would fly through the air, smash to bits, [nineteenthly] stretchered off, not the ants problem. Wait a while, and then the ants and all their all their anty friends could get over there and ransack the jam jars in the remains of the kitchen cupboards.
||That would mean we're all examples of "baks".
||[pocmloc] I'm betting some bees might want in on
this plan, as well.
||I think it's time the halfbakery started getting more
professional about reviewing ideas. I have therefore sent
this out for peer-review by three leading authorities, and
have just received their replies.
The author outlines a proposed system for a novel form of
apiculture, based on the use of kinetic energy to disrupt
hives and thereby assist recovery of the honey.
||The paper is certainly novel, but is written in a somewhat
unconventional format. In particular, no Materials and
Methods were presented, and no references were cited.
Nevertheless, given the novelty and potential utility of
the proposed method, I recommend that it be
after the format issues have been addressed.
The author proposes a novel system for identifying
kookaburras using wild peas. Given that he has failed to
identify any advantage in being able to identify
kookaburras in this way, and given that wild peas have
already been the subject of extensive study by Mendel et
al, I fail to see the advantage or originality of this work and
The author is working on the fascinating and essential
topic of honey collection from wild bees. The paper is
well written, but appears to consist entirely of a single
"Materials and Methods" section. Moreover, a number of
key references by seminal workers in this field should
have been cited, in the interest of balance. I would
recommend that he cites, where appropriate, Stengler and
Wollf (1972), Wollf and Stengler (1978), Stengler et al
(1981), Stengler, Bardle and Smith (1984), Smith and
Stengler (1987), and perhaps also Stengler at al (1993).
With these revisions, I would recommend publication.
||Er, thanks. I could try to cite the reference to kookaburras but i don't know how to apply Harvard style references to Facebook.
||//try to cite the reference to kookaburras //
||[link] All you need to know.