Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"
I think feeding, nutritional supplements, requeening, drone culling, checkerboarding, splitting, queen excluders, grafting, foundation use, frame swapping, honey extraction, etc etc have nothing to do with treating.
All the above are unnatural, but I don't consider them to be 'treatments'.
I think of treating as applying or feeding some substance to either kill or repel parasites or treat disease. In my view, this includes such things as formic acid, oxalic, obvious pesticides, fungicides and miticides, antibiotics and other medications, sugar shakes, mineral oil applications, or using strong essential oils (including thymol) as a mite treatment.
Just my personal viewpoint.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson