Would like to get some advice.
We had some folks build a house 3/4 miles from us,plant about 1000 apple/fruit trees 2 years ago.
Now I see a pile of boxes(maybe 70-80) stacked up outside.
I'm a newbee, with 3 hives going good, and have plans to increace to 9 this year,would someday like ALOT [img]smile.gif[/img]
I have treated my bees "by the book" as to disease and pest management,but am not happy with this approach, and will be trying out some of good stuff I have been picking up here,even though I may loose my friend and mentors help/approval.
The thing is do you guys feel that I have any moral duty to another beekeeper(and viceaversa)to manage my bees the way "your supposed to", or can I go biological? I'm talking small cell,hygenic queens,drone comb,etc.
I have met the fellow,and I really doubt he could be convinced to go natural.
Would like to know what you all think I shold do. Thanks.