Non of my colonies are sick, all made it through winter and I never treated any of them. My bees are located in the hills of Carrol county...away from the city, pesticides and pollution and doing fine. I fear that if a bee inspector pays my bees a visit they will then come down with 'something' bad...its like going to the hospital for a check up but leaving there in a body bag.
I seen beekeepers and inspectors wearing dirty [edit by mod] cloths covered with bee goo from numerous other colonies. Some of these colonies were healthy while others were sick.
What is to stop a bee inspector from spreading sickness from one colony to the other when checking numurous apiaries in a weeks time???? I do not want to take the chance so I had not even listed/registered my bees. I do not need other peoples bee problems spread in my apiary. I would be the first to burn a hive if it had AFB...I do not a bee inspector, [edit by mod] telling me what I should do.