As trained engineer I find it easier to make the "right" objective decision in my beekeeping as there are a ton of books on how to do beekeeping, but I struggle to listen to the bees themselves. Apple CEO Tim Cook [April 2003 Duke University] gives good views on this:
"Even thought I am an engineer and an analytical person at heart, the most important decisions I have made have nothing to do with any of that. They were always based on intuition."
On the decision to join Apple:
"I remember forming my list of pluses and minuses and I could not get the chart to work out the way I wanted it to."
"The gut [instinct] matures and gets better over time. The struggle most people have is learning to listen to it"
When approaching the hive it's good to also make space for the gut instinct.