Mr Bush wrote:
But in simple English "treatment free" means you don't treat. And if you "treat for mites" it means you do treat. You either do or you don't.

Outside this forum, I would agree with you entirely, but if I am understanding the rules correctly, simple English does not apply. I treat(kill) my mites with a method that is not considered a treatment. Simple English would say that I treat my mites without using synthetic chemicals.

Rwurster, send me a PM for details. Most of it is just plain intensive beekeeping.

Barry, not sure it is safe for Flatlanders up here(You are very welcome)

Crazy Roland