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  1. Yep, the scientific method is fairly well established, regardless of what you want to test.
  2. I was at the meeting too. Thank you for your great talk. As for setting up an experiment, I think it would necessarily place bees at risk of mite overload. You'd want at least 4 hives in a similar area with the same starting mite load (preferably low). You'd want preferably same queen stock. Count mites. One hive you give a standard treatment One hive you give what you reckon to be the average dose of rhubarb One hive you give a high dose of rhubarb One hive you do nothing (control) Do mite counts at standard intervals through the treatment, and plot the results on a graph. Record other indicators of hive health Win 1st prize at the national school science fair. If during the mite counts, you became seriously alarmed by hive condition, you could always abandon the experiment and go to standard treatments. Write that up and it's still good science.
  3. The top of my double looked like that when I opened it too, but the bottom box was empty.
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