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  1. #1
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    Default Treatment Free Bees in Canada?

    This probably a long shot, but worth a try. Is there anyone selling "treatment-free" bees in Canada? In Ontario would be ideal. I know that there are organized breeding programs for mite resistance. The Ontario Beekeepers Association has one for example:

    http://www.ontariobee.com/index.php?...ay&cat=53&v=74

    I am not having a lot of luck finding a source that doesn't treat at all.
    Adam - Zone 5A
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    Default Re: Treatment Free Bees in Canada?

    There are a few treatment free beekeepers here on Cape Breton Island, also beekeepers in Newfoundland are treatment free as far as I know.
    Donna

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Bees in Canada?

    Is there Varroa on Cape Breton Island or Newfoundland? If not, I would guess that the bees wouldn't be resistant.
    Adam - Zone 5A
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    Default Re: Treatment Free Bees in Canada?

    There is no varroa in Newfoundland. Until a few years ago there has been no varroa mite on Cape Breton Island, but it is now here due to hives coming in from other parts for blueberry pollination. The one commercial beekeeper on the island operated for years with no treatments at all. I got my bees from him a number of years ago. He now has mites as do many others on CBI. This is why I started regressing my bees a couple of years ago with foundationless because I know I will have mites sometime soon, and my bees will be ready.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...rvest-719.html
    Last edited by d.frizzell; 09-12-2012 at 09:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Bees in Canada?

    Thanks and thanks for the article. I am hoping to find bees that have been living treatment-free with varroa. It seems that while many in Ontario are trying work towards no treatment, few are not treating at all.
    Adam - Zone 5A
    www.adamshoney.com

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