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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    ? perhaps we confuse mite management/treatments with other forms of treatments, and lump them all together, when in actuality we mean one or the other?
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    Steven
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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    Treatment Free Beekeeping: Management of bee colonies in removable frame equipment in such a manner as to not purposefully allow introduction of any substance into the bee colony other than what bees are able to gather or produce from naturally occurring sources.

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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    I agree with BareHoney's definition for treatment free:

    Quote Originally Posted by BareHoney View Post
    Treatment free beekeeping is: The management practice of allowing bees to combat disease or disorder without beekeeper intervention.

    My previous stated definition is more of a "chemical free beekeeping" definition.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbeshearse View Post
    Treatment Free Beekeeping: Management of bee colonies in removable frame equipment in such a manner as to not purposefully allow introduction of any substance into the bee colony other than what bees are able to gather or produce from naturally occurring sources.

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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    Steven, we mean all forms of treatments. This includes all miticides, fungicides, antibiotics, and anti-virals if they are ever introduced. Treatment free is treatment free. The definition thread is to draft a definition of what treatment free is. It's not just about mites.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    Last day to submit definitions. This thread closes at the end of today at which point I will agglomerate the whole thing into a poll which will appear here in a day or two.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    My opinion , you have three kind of treatment
    - "physic" : manipulations, hardware, powder sugar etc.
    - "antibiotic ": complex mollecules aromatic subject to the spreeding of resistance, specially if left a long time in the hive.
    - "antiseptic" : simpler chemicals wich are not prone to resistance, potentially toxic for bees but more for parasits with highly dose dependent effect (ie.:formic or oxalic acids): short or "instant" treatment

    I' am not sure to place essential oils in the second or third item

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    Default Re: Submit your definitions for "Treatment"

    Okay, thread closed. I have about 11 good workable definitions that I will be forming into a poll which will start today or tomorrow.

    Thanks for everyone's participation.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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