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.