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Trivia question no 1
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:04:00 pm »
Who was the well published bee researcher who while being blind spent a life time among the bees aided by an assistant?  Can anyone name him without google. ;)
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 10:06:04 pm »
Just a guess, cause I don't know. Von Frisch, or however you spell it?
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 10:09:35 pm »
And I thought I had trouble spotting eggs in the bottom of cells.
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 10:35:49 pm »
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Just a guess, cause I don't know. Von Frisch, or however you spell it?
Dr Karl Von Frisch had his sight, The guy I am looking for was german lost his site as a very young boy but had a faithfull assistant. Who would describe to him what he was seeing. Beeing blind he didnt have the outside world to distract him. HE would dictate to the assistante what he thought was going on and the assitante would record it.
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 03:32:51 am »
Looking forward to see who knows this!  It sure isn't me.  I googled and still didn't find the answer.

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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 06:38:01 am »
Got me beat! :?
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 09:17:18 am »
Correction he was Swiss born he lived from July 2, 1750 – December 22, 1831
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 09:34:22 am »
It says he was Swiss
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 09:43:16 am »
I have NO idea.. well published???   Looking forward to the answer here....     Bryce Hooten (sp?) is blind and has an assistant,, but he is current, I have watched vids of him working his bees...    I dont think he has written anything, so cant be well published

   edit;   ahh, swiss.. should have read better....
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 10:09:45 am »
This should help
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 09:03:02 pm »
François Huber would be the man mentioned.  Here is a link to who he was. I have a couple of his books. They are very interesting reads.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Huber
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 08:40:58 am »
Learn something new everyday.  I didn't realize Huber was blind.  I have don't believe I have read any of his books.  Which books would you recommend minniemo?

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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 09:05:01 am »
I guess I never realized it either!!!!

  Michael Bush has links and some good reading on his site;

   http://www.bushfarms.com/huber.htm

   The first book is here from the Cornell Library;

http://bees.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/t ... no=5017286

   Popular science.. with Sketch of the life of Francis Huber about 3/4 or a bit more toward the bottom.. pretty good reading;

http://books.google.com/books?id=vyADAA ... er&f=false
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Re: Trivia question no 1
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 10:08:26 am »
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Learn something new everyday.  I didn't realize Huber was blind.  I have don't believe I have read any of his books.  Which books would you recommend minniemo?
hubers observation of bees volume 1 is the one I like best
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