Re: Mite Countsare and killing bees
When I resumed beekeeping in 2006 after much research, I bought "treatment free" or "resistant" bees from a breeder who never treated. I've grown from 2 to 30 hives, never have treated, never have done mite counts, and never will do both. There are others on this forum who have done likewise, and are having success. The two hives I lost over this past winter (knocking me from 32 to 30) were queen/starvation issues.
"If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow