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  1. #1
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    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default treatment free member listing

    the purpose of this thread is to create a directory of sorts for those looking for treatment free beekeeping operations near their location. the goal is to enable the sharing of information and resources that may be area specific such as management practices and sources for bees and queens.

    i don't think it's necessary for us to get hung up on a strict definition for treatment free here. there are those (such as member 'astrobee') who have outstanding breeding programs and are working hard at selecting for mite resistance traits that may utilize a treatment if needed from time to time. those of you utilizing treatments as part of a plan to develop bee strains capable of doing well off treatments are welcome and encouraged to list yourself on this thread.

    so if you are so inclined, whether just beginning with bees or have been at it for awhile, whether maintaining a large operation or a small one, please make a post and let us know who and where you are. information regarding treatment free bee suppliers who may not be forum members would be helpful as well. many thanks.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  2. #2
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    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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    Shreveport, LA.
    David. "Iím only a very stubborn beekeeper, who has decided to stop treatments. Thatís all." Juhani Lunden

  3. #3
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    Morro Bay, California, USA
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    Maintain a TF apiary in the Chorro Valley, Morro Bay region since 2002 to test the various prescriptions promoted by the "gurus".
    Initiated a VP queen F2 apiary in the San Luis Obispo region in 2015 to test highbred resistance queens.

    The TF apiary is a sorry mess.
    Last edited by JWChesnut; 02-04-2016 at 01:17 PM.

  4. #4
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    Stone County Ar. USA
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    I'm just outside of Mountain View Arkansas , trying to be TF , time will tell . There is a TF breeder here , I'll see if he wants to be listed .
    Retired wannabee Hillbilly Farmer in backwoods Arkansas
    Our biggest crop is rocks ...

  5. #5
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    Hamilton, Alabama
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    Pretty well known here that I am in Hamilton, Alabama which is in the northwest corner of the state.
    NW Alabama, 47 years, 22 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest

  6. #6
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    May 2009
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    Kellogg, Iowa USA
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    9 Years treatment free small cell with mutt queens in central Iowa. I make my own extra deep boxes with 11 frames with wax foundation. I do not feed or wrap my bees.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2011
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    Accomack County, VA, USA
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    Eastern Shore of VA

    Treatment Free since I started with one hive in the Spring 2011. 12+ Colonies. All Mutts.

    Overwinter in both 5 frame and 10 frame boxes.

    Moving toward foundationless.

  8. #8
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    Lincolnton, NC
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    Lincolnton NC (western piedmont)
    No treatments for about 12 years
    local survivors
    10 to 15 hives
    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 15 years; TF for 10; Zone 7B

  9. #9
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    Central Alabama, Shelby County
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    Shelby County, Al
    Local mutts, Allogroomers

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    Ruovesi, Northern Tavastland, Finland

    bees are a mixture of all what have survived, mostly Primorski and Buckfast

    selling queens
    Last edited by Juhani Lunden; 02-06-2016 at 01:48 AM.
    TF since 2008, max 1 nuc/hive, no swarm collecting, www.saunalahti.fi/lunden/varroakertomus.html, YouTube juhanilunden

  11. #11
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Nehawka, NE. 40 miles east of Lincoln. 40 miles south of Omaha.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

  12. #12
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    Casey, Il, USA
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    E. Central IL, carni mutts from a local TF guy, swarms, and cutouts. Most folks I know near here don't treat

  13. #13
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    Clinton, Iowa
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    Please list if you are selling queens.

  14. #14

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    Golden Bee Farm
    Vyzhnytsia raion, Western Ukraine.
    Developing our own strain of varroa resistant bees under name GBF. Keeping about 200 hives all TF, foundationless technology. We are carrying out our own selection program based on principles of combinational selection, using our mountain mating station placed in Carpathian mountains. In June,July and August available controlled mated queens.

    goldenbeefarmua@gmail.com

  15. #15
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    Hazel Green, AL, USA
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    Outside of Huntsville, AL.
    2nd year, but first year overwinter success.... so far.
    Used terra-pro once in my first year but nothing since.
    One store-bought unknown queen. One queen and her daughter queens from a home cutout.

  16. #16
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    lee county, fl, usa
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    Default Re: treatment free member listing

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry C View Post
    I'm just outside of Mountain View Arkansas , trying to be TF , time will tell . There is a TF breeder here , I'll see if he wants to be listed .
    My family and I camped last October at Mountain View. I have a jar of Ozark Honey Bee Barf to prove it! I love your area and your town...the music and the beauty. There was a young 10 yr old gal down at the park on Saturday night that played fiddle like I've never seen anyone play quite like her! That camping trip will be on my top 5 forever. It was my second time there. I hope it won't be my last.

    I am treatment free and will remain so. I lost only 3 hives last season. 2 in spring, one in fall after the flow.
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF

  17. #17
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    Lincolnton, NC
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    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 15 years; TF for 10; Zone 7B

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    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 15 years; TF for 10; Zone 7B

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    May 2014
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    Washington County, Pa
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    Be sure to add yourself to Soloman's list as well.
    http://parkerfarms.biz/map.html

  20. #20
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    Isle of Wight, VA
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    Ruth Meredith, all topbar hives. Raising queens to sell locally from treatment free stock. Hope to have some virgins available for sale at the June 2016 Virginia Beekeepers State Meeting in Smithfield Virginia this year. I also raise 10-20 nucs each year for sale to new topbar hive beginner beekeepers.

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