I started last year with 2 swarms I bought from a guy with 77 years experience. I didn't treat with chemicals. I did dose with HBH a few times last fall, only because I thought it couldn't hurt. I had planned on expanding this year with package bees, but since stumbling across this site I'm wondering if I would be better off taking splits from mine or going back to the guy who got me started. He didn't say anything about sc but I do remember him saying I could have saved myself some money by cutting my foundation into strips and letting the bees build the rest of it. Is it possible his bees regressed themselves long ago? Main question: where do I go from here?