If you are unaware of how a significant varroa infestation can turn a covert viral infection into an overt one, then you simply haven't done your research.
By the way, covert viral infection in Honeybee colonies is the norm, not the exception. For all intents and purposes, all colonies are infected.
You can't have it both ways.
Let me see if I understand you: you expect me to answer all of those questions about research topics that are not only ongoing, but still in their early stages? Major researchers still can't answer the types of questions that you are asking. That's disingenuous.
Let's see if I understand some of the claims coming out of your side of this:
You say that you're not treating so that you can select for (virus) resistant colonies, but then you turn around and infer that selection for (virus) resistant colonies can occur in treated colonies as well.
Why did you stop treating to begin with?
Dean, if you want to ignore the research that has shown why the no treatment/survivor protocol isn't effective, that's one issue.
However, if you want to disuade yourself and others as to why selecting for retrotransposons in Honeybees is in total opposition to the nautural beekeeping movement's goals, and if you want to say that it's a 'false alarm', you really need to reexamine what is in the literature so far.