Re: Got a Visit from the Bee Inspector.
" I said I would only medicate if they need it. He told me that there was no doubt that they would need to be medicated for mites and I pretty much have no choice. "
WLC, To your question concerning "Do you know why the Inspector said what he said?", the above is what Waterbird said the Inspector said.
I don't know the Inspector and I don't know Waterbird, so I have no idea how accurate Waterbirds statement is or if the Inspector used those words or not. First of all, just to be picky, lol, one dosen't medicate w/ a treatment you treat. So, right off the bat soething isn't kosher.
Secondly, if Waterbirds bees have mites, it appears as though the Inspector is nof the opiniuon that the bees will have to be treated w/ a mitecide sometime. I don't know if "pretty much have no choice" means according to State Law or according to the Laws of Nature. I doubt that NJ has a mandatory treatment Law, but who knows.
I believe the Inspector was, in all likelihood, giving what he thought was the best advice he could.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet