Regarding my statement about commercial beekeepers and the use of the word "massive"....What I was trying to badly say was that with hundreds maybe thousands of hives, commercial beeks need to use enough treatment related materials to treat as many hive as they tend. I really didnt think at the time I made an offensive statement that many have taken offense to, AND TO THOSE I OFFENDED, I APOLOGIZE.
It also seemed to me that the original post was made by a backyarder or hobbiest and the person perhaps needed to also understand how to prevent further infestation by other methods that work for some of us. I appreciate all who responded, but please dont take my statement out of context too much here. I do understand that, as beekeepers, we all have to deal with and control all elements within every hive we have. Varroa is in just about every hive and the equalibrium that exsists within the hive can be maintained to the point where bees and pests can live in a somewhat harmonious way without going out of control. I certainly dont know everything and dont ever post that I do, I just posted what works for me and that was it. I have been working bees throughout my lifetime but I dont have hundreds of hives cause I live in the city. Again, keep words in context.