Re: Including treatment free aspects in demonstrations to general public
I get that CCD question in every beginner class, and someone else always knows the answer . It's cell phones, or pesticides, or herbicides, or langstroth beekeepers. Since this isn't a beekeeper-focused audience, I'd keep it brief and factual and if people ask about "chemicals", talk about how wax absorbs many things from its environment but many beekeepers (presumably yourself included) are exploring ways such as IPM or treatment-free (which requires a definition) to improve the health of your bees. Or talk about pesticide misuse and how they can help.
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