Re: Ask Questions Here!
1. I have not seen anyone claim they cannot be kept. What I have seen is claims they cannot be kept well or that it is not the best or a reliable method of doing it. I have also seen the success of those few that do keep bees treatment free questioned as to the Why their bees do well. Not everyone accepts the claim it has anything to do with the treatment free methods.
Originally Posted by rhaldridge
2. I could put a pack of wolves in a kennel also. Would you see that difference? Then pack them in a couple hundred per acre. Would you still have a problem seeing a difference? I could then influence them in many ways to reproduce at a rate 4 times what they are even designed to do. they could tolerate doing so because I removed every other stress of existence form them. Still no difference? I could then selectively breed them for traits that are marketable with no regard to the well being of the wolf. it's natural purpose or it's ability to survive. But then could I simply turn them loose when I was done expecting them to live?
I don't question your claim that you see no difference. what I am in question about is are you really looking?
Given that migratory beekeeping the gathering of over a million hives in a relatively tiny space is forefront in the issue of bee diseases. I think the unnatural over population issue is a glaring one. Such comments as yours are the types of things that lead me to simply think this entire treatment free thing is promoted by the intentionally blind, ignorant tree hugging lunatics.
Yeah stuff them in a box. mother nature does that all the time. Really? No difference at all? I wonder how many wild beehives get torn to shreds on a regular basis.
P.S. Definition of Lunatic.
: wildly foolish <a lunatic idea>
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