Re: "treatment treadmill"
If I made the claim that ALL chemical treatments will matter then I would like to retract that to SOME chemical treatments will matter as in the ones mostly recommended to newbies buying new equipment. Most people don't have the ability to prove one way or another whether the level of a chemical used in the hive stays in the hive so I generalized that once you use chemicals you don't know. That doesn't mean you cannot practice treatment free only that you cannot say your bees are not treated unless you start with new equipment. Hey you can feel and do what ever you like. I am.
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping