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Forum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Discussing and formulating honeybee management methods that cooperate as much as possible with natural bee biology without resorting to the use of chemicals and drugs.

  1. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Unique Forum Rules

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-15-2011 08:23 AM
    forum rules, treatment-free beekeeping
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  1. Winter losses vs. Summer gains

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-09-2012 08:45 AM
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  2. Going Treatment Free - step 1

    Started by David LaFerney, 04-28-2013 09:08 AM
    29 Pages
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    09-02-2013, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Something needs to change - looking for suggestions

    Started by whalers, 11-17-2013 08:25 AM
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  4. Why Treatment Free.

    Started by Kamon Reynolds, 12-11-2013 05:26 PM
    23 Pages
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  5. small cell foundation

    Started by Rusty Hills Farm, 12-10-2012 07:21 PM
    22 Pages
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  6. Treatment Free - How long does it take?

    Started by David LaFerney, 10-10-2013 06:51 AM
    19 Pages
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    12-20-2013, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Small Cell Studies

    Started by Solomon Parker, 10-30-2011 04:45 PM
    16 Pages
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    12-09-2011, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Treatment Free Management best Practices

    Started by jbeshearse, 04-01-2011 09:00 PM
    14 Pages
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    04-28-2011, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Coevolution of Honey Bees and Varroa Mites: A New Paper

    Started by mike bispham, 09-15-2012 03:17 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 224
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    10-03-2012, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  10. Live and Let Die - Do you really reduce the gene pool?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-16-2012 10:19 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 222
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    11-23-2012, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Beginners: A Hard Row to Hoe: Getting on the Treatment Free Treadmill

    Started by Solomon Parker, 03-25-2011 11:19 AM
    12 Pages
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    04-18-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  12. M Bush on Treatment-Free

    Started by Moon, 11-03-2012 10:54 AM
    11 Pages
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    space ship
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    11-16-2012, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Can splits control mites?

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 02-04-2014 09:27 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 208
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    03-03-2014, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  14. How high bees fly

    Started by Kurt Bower, 01-27-2005 02:34 AM
    11 Pages
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    07-02-2005, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Natural Cell vs. Small Cell

    Started by Specialkayme, 01-21-2012 08:46 PM
    10 Pages
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    01-31-2012, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Signs of AFB infestation

    Started by Acebird, 04-29-2011 06:29 AM
    10 Pages
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  17. survival of individual colonies

    Started by peterloringborst, 06-10-2014 05:03 AM
    10 Pages
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  18. 100% TREATMENT FREE

    Started by BULLSEYE BILL, 08-24-2006 07:37 PM
    9 Pages
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    09-15-2006, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  19. Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 07-25-2013 11:00 AM
    9 Pages
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    08-08-2013, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-29-2013 06:51 AM
    9 Pages
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  21. Another small cell study

    Started by beemandan, 07-01-2009 05:20 AM
    9 Pages
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  22. Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-07-2011 06:26 AM
    9 Pages
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    12-12-2011, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  23. something to think about

    Started by nada, 01-01-2013 09:52 PM
    9 Pages
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  24. Questions About The "Small Cell Studies"

    Started by NeilV, 07-12-2009 01:11 PM
    9 Pages
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    02-19-2010, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  25. Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Started by mike bispham, 03-11-2014 09:09 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 160
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    03-19-2014, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  26. An Option Towards Developing Treatment-Free Bees

    Started by honeydrunkapiaries, 01-08-2014 09:05 PM
    8 Pages
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    01-29-2014, 04:15 AM Go to last post
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    04-26-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  27. Disadvantage off Smaller bees

    Started by tony350i, 03-07-2006 10:50 AM
    7 Pages
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    08-24-2014, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  28. My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Started by Andrew Dewey, 04-03-2014 04:51 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 124
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  29. Bee Informed National Survey

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-02-2012 11:53 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
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  30. Small Cell Hive

    Started by Oldtimer, 02-05-2011 12:19 AM
    6 Pages
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    09-03-2013, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  31. Natural Cell Hive

    Started by Oldtimer, 01-04-2011 02:12 PM
    6 Pages
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    10-16-2011, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  32. An Agreeable Starting Point?

    Started by mike bispham, 08-19-2013 03:08 AM
    6 Pages
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    bee informed
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    08-21-2013, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  33. Wink A Housel Find

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-16-2011 04:57 PM
    6 Pages
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    06-01-2011, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  34. Treating within a resistance raising system

    Started by mike bispham, 03-27-2014 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
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  35. Documented Mite control by Small Cell?

    Started by briancady413, 03-31-2005 09:15 AM
    6 Pages
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    10-17-2005, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  36. Mite levels

    Started by zhiv9, 08-06-2014 10:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    08-14-2014, 01:33 AM Go to last post
  37. NO SUGAR for my bees!

    Started by JerseyBees, 06-13-2006 10:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    08-14-2006, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  38. Survivor bees vs regular stock and mite counts

    Started by whalers, 07-18-2012 08:52 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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    08-23-2012, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  39. SC experiment

    Started by pahvantpiper, 09-08-2006 08:20 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-26-2006, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  40. Absolutely amazing!!!

    Started by Goldprospector, 09-22-2012 08:11 PM
    5 Pages
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    10-24-2012, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  41. Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-30-2014 09:17 AM
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  42. Losses and Successes

    Started by Solomon Parker, 08-07-2013 12:34 PM
    5 Pages
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  43. Is "foundationless" the biggest BeeSource 2010 Hoax?

    Started by odfrank, 04-23-2010 09:34 PM
    5 Pages
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  44. Treatment Free Queens

    Started by sqkcrk, 03-09-2011 02:58 PM
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  45. Is SC business plan, small sell?

    Started by jim lyon, 12-07-2011 07:08 PM
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    12-22-2011, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  46. Constructive Comments for Small Cell Experiment

    Started by Barry, 09-13-2006 06:22 PM
    5 Pages
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    small cell, smallcell
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    09-02-2010, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  47. Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    Started by mike bispham, 03-20-2014 03:11 AM
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  48. Huber's New Observations on the Natural History of Bees

    Started by Michael Bush, 05-05-2005 11:38 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-22-2005, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  49. Question Treatment free with a single hive?

    Started by Nick Spoon, 03-02-2014 06:00 PM
    4 Pages
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    top bar hive, treatment free, varroa
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    03-12-2014, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  50. Question Successful Treatment Free BeeKeeping = Breeding from Survivor stock

    Started by Yvesrow1, 10-23-2013 08:18 AM
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  51. What can I do about varroa mites?

    Started by Bigfish, 08-12-2014 08:25 PM
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  52. Was "Define "treatment free"" Now: What can we do for beginners?

    Started by toekneepea, 03-11-2011 11:06 AM
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  53. Question Sustaining Treatment Free - How Many Colonies Do You Need?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 07-10-2013 10:10 AM
    4 Pages
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  54. How long do you have to be TF before its a success?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-19-2012 11:32 PM
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  55. Ask a Treatment-Free Beekeeper a Question!

    Started by Solomon Parker, 05-04-2013 05:50 PM
    4 Pages
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  56. Packages vs Nucs vs Prime Swarms

    Started by Andrew Dewey, 11-09-2013 09:20 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    01-28-2014, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  57. Treatment-Free Beekeeping without Small Cell

    Started by Solomon Parker, 12-13-2011 06:41 PM
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  58. 5/8 gone

    Started by RiodeLobo, 01-05-2013 05:18 PM
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    04-21-2013, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  59. Define "treatment free"

    Started by Barry, 11-01-2010 12:54 PM
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    03-11-2011, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  60. Poll Poll: Small cell testing

    Started by Bob Harrison, 10-11-2006 04:28 PM
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  61. Off the wagon

    Started by Oldtimer, 06-25-2013 01:56 AM
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  62. Biodynamic beekeeping - a weekend with Michael Weiler

    Started by buckbee, 09-23-2005 05:40 AM
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    10-10-2005, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  63. "Small Cell Fails To Save My Apiary" or

    Started by odfrank, 12-27-2010 09:15 PM
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  64. Sustainable Mite Control (SMC)

    Started by wmgysi, 01-15-2011 03:41 AM
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    05-18-2012, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  65. Best materials for smoker fuel

    Started by PatBeek, 03-17-2013 03:25 PM
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    11-26-2013, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  66. To make it real

    Started by Juhani Lunden, 08-12-2014 12:17 PM
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    08-26-2014, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  67. Pesticide Talk

    Started by naturebee, 08-23-2006 02:13 PM
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    09-08-2006, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  68. PF-120 foundation

    Started by Barry, 06-26-2012 02:58 PM
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    07-02-2013, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  69. Micheal B

    Started by tony350i, 11-27-2005 01:33 PM
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    09-10-2006, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  70. today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    Started by squarepeg, 09-26-2014 03:23 PM
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