Re: Goals in Treatment-Free Beekeeping and Measures of Success
To Answers your Questions
1 Success: getting rescources from the hive, pollination and an entertaining hobby.
2: No, it is about what your personal goals are.
3:If you cannot rebound to the number you want, you are losing to many.
4: Continuing Failure would remove me from treatment free BK
5:No I would treat
6 Success: Am I meeting MY Goals?
7: The ability to be self-sufficient is my primary goal. If I have to treat I will try to use things I can produce/procure locally
8:Treatment Free is an acceptable loss to me. It however is the simplest way to reach my goal, if it fails I will try something else. However it has worked so far, but this is only my second winter.
Dan Hayden 5 Years. 10 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.