Re: "No Treatment" Study
Ah, finally! Someone else indicates that it has been shown, over and over again, that you can have bees, they will survive, and you don't have to treat! Peter Loring Borst made the statement in another thread that people who do not treat lose 100% of their colonies. My purpose was to show that I don't have to treat any, and I will NOT lose 100% of my colonies. In fact, I have gone treatment free for 4 seasons, and have lost only one hive out of 14 in those 4 years. It is interesting that Peter has not participated in this thread at all.
Therefore you make a good point. Why should I spend my time, energy, and effort for the next two years to stretch my "experiment" out a total of six years, and present data and records here covering those six years? I can simply go about my beekeeping (since my life insurance mortality table indicates 85 years, I have another 23 years, if I maintain my health! ) and not worry about demonstrating anything to the sceptics here. They can find the data elsewhere, if they care to look. And it will be more "scientific" than a simple presentation of experience would be...apparently more acceptable too.
Last edited by Barry; 02-20-2010 at 03:07 PM.
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