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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. Sticky Thread Sticky: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Started by squarepeg, 01-09-2015 12:23 PM
    11 Pages
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  2. 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
    33 Pages
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    10-05-2013, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  2. Going Treatment Free - step 1

    Started by David LaFerney, 04-28-2013 09:08 AM
    29 Pages
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    • Replies: 564
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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
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 469
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    01-14-2014, 04:34 AM Go to last post
  4. Why Treatment Free.

    Started by Kamon Reynolds, 12-11-2013 05:26 PM
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 456
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    01-03-2014, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  5. small cell foundation

    Started by Rusty Hills Farm, 12-10-2012 07:21 PM
    22 Pages
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    • Replies: 429
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    12-19-2012, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Treatment Free - How long does it take?

    Started by David LaFerney, 10-10-2013 06:51 AM
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 375
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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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    • Replies: 312
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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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    • Replies: 267
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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
    • Views: 34,637
    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
    • Views: 23,892
    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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    • Replies: 220
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    04-18-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  12. Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Started by mike bispham, 10-10-2014 08:41 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 213
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    11-09-2014, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  13. M Bush on Treatment-Free

    Started by Moon, 11-03-2012 10:54 AM
    11 Pages
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    space ship
    • Replies: 209
    • Views: 31,323
    11-16-2012, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. How high bees fly

    Started by Kurt Bower, 01-27-2005 02:34 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 205
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    07-02-2005, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  16. Natural Cell vs. Small Cell

    Started by Specialkayme, 01-21-2012 08:46 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
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    01-31-2012, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Signs of AFB infestation

    Started by Acebird, 04-29-2011 06:29 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 185
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    06-23-2011, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  18. survival of individual colonies

    Started by peterloringborst, 06-10-2014 05:03 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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    08-05-2014, 07:02 AM Go to last post
  19. 100% TREATMENT FREE

    Started by BULLSEYE BILL, 08-24-2006 07:37 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 171
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    09-15-2006, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Replies: 170
    • Views: 11,486
    08-08-2013, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  21. 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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    • Replies: 164
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    04-10-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  22. Another small cell study

    Started by beemandan, 07-01-2009 05:20 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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    07-29-2009, 03:07 PM Go to last post
  23. Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-07-2011 06:26 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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    12-12-2011, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  24. something to think about

    Started by nada, 01-01-2013 09:52 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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    01-16-2013, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  25. Questions About The "Small Cell Studies"

    Started by NeilV, 07-12-2009 01:11 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 161
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    02-19-2010, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 161
    • Views: 9,619
    03-12-2015, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  27. An Option Towards Developing Treatment-Free Bees

    Started by honeydrunkapiaries, 01-08-2014 09:05 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
    • Views: 12,229
    01-29-2014, 04:15 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
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 143
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    04-26-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  29. Disadvantage off Smaller bees

    Started by tony350i, 03-07-2006 10:50 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 139
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    10-17-2013, 07:40 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 139
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    12-31-2014, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  30. VSH bees and hybridization

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 11-11-2014 02:25 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 131
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    02-07-2015, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  31. Small Cell Hive

    Started by Oldtimer, 02-05-2011 12:19 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
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    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 8,378
    09-03-2013, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  32. Natural Cell Hive

    Started by Oldtimer, 01-04-2011 02:12 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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    10-16-2011, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  33. An Agreeable Starting Point?

    Started by mike bispham, 08-19-2013 03:08 AM
    6 Pages
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    bee informed
    • Replies: 110
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    08-21-2013, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  34. To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    Started by StevenG, 09-02-2014 09:05 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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    01-07-2015, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  35. Wink A Housel Find

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-16-2011 04:57 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-01-2011, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  36. Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    Started by dadaas, 03-02-2015 04:45 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 4,439
    03-18-2015, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  37. Treating within a resistance raising system

    Started by mike bispham, 03-27-2014 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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    04-03-2014, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  38. Documented Mite control by Small Cell?

    Started by briancady413, 03-31-2005 09:15 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 9,685
    10-17-2005, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  39. Mite levels

    Started by zhiv9, 08-06-2014 10:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    08-14-2014, 01:33 AM Go to last post
  40. What can I do about varroa mites?

    Started by Bigfish, 08-12-2014 08:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    01-30-2015, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  41. Mystery Collapse

    Started by buford, 12-08-2014 11:09 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    12-14-2014, 02:01 AM Go to last post
  42. NO SUGAR for my bees!

    Started by JerseyBees, 06-13-2006 10:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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    08-14-2006, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Parker Farms January 2014 Update

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

    Started by Solomon Parker, 08-07-2013 12:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    08-25-2013, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  48. Have not even started and already discouraged...

    Started by TSWisla, 11-12-2014 07:40 PM
    5 Pages
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  49. Is "foundationless" the biggest BeeSource 2010 Hoax?

    Started by odfrank, 04-23-2010 09:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    03-06-2011, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  50. Treatment Free Queens

    Started by sqkcrk, 03-09-2011 02:58 PM
    5 Pages
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    03-15-2011, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  51. Is SC business plan, small sell?

    Started by jim lyon, 12-07-2011 07:08 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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    12-22-2011, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  52. Constructive Comments for Small Cell Experiment

    Started by Barry, 09-13-2006 06:22 PM
    5 Pages
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    small cell, smallcell
    • Replies: 86
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    09-02-2010, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  53. Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    Started by mike bispham, 03-20-2014 03:11 AM
    5 Pages
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  54. 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
  55. 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
    • Replies: 79
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    03-12-2014, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  56. Question Successful Treatment Free BeeKeeping = Breeding from Survivor stock

    Started by Yvesrow1, 10-23-2013 08:18 AM
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    12-14-2013, 06:10 AM Go to last post
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    09-25-2014, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  57. Was "Define "treatment free"" Now: What can we do for beginners?

    Started by toekneepea, 03-11-2011 11:06 AM
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  58. 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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  59. more tf mite counts

    Started by squarepeg, 10-19-2014 03:02 PM
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    03-08-2012, 06:31 AM Go to last post
  60. How long do you have to be TF before its a success?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-19-2012 11:32 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    12-15-2012, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  61. Ask a Treatment-Free Beekeeper a Question!

    Started by Solomon Parker, 05-04-2013 05:50 PM
    4 Pages
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    05-29-2013, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  62. 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
  63. Treatment-Free Beekeeping without Small Cell

    Started by Solomon Parker, 12-13-2011 06:41 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    12-17-2011, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    Started by squarepeg, 09-26-2014 03:23 PM
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  67. Poll Poll: Small cell testing

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

    Started by Oldtimer, 06-25-2013 01:56 AM
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    • Replies: 64
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    07-02-2013, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  69. Melissa's questions

    Started by MelissaWilkie, 12-02-2014 03:28 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  70. bispham's causal chain

    Started by squarepeg, 02-19-2015 05:53 AM
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