Before I get any bees, I am trying to learn as much as I can. I really like the idea of treatment-free bees, but am not sure whether I ought to start that way or not. Undecided.

I was just wondering if as many people as possible could tell the reasons why they use this method. I am guessing for many people the idea is to have purer honey with less possibility of contamination by harmful chemicals. Maybe others just love a challenge. But tell me, if you don't mind, what your personal reasons are?