but that opens another can of worms. because i believe any one that was willing to work hard could bring in packages in the spring make a crop and shake them out in the fall. i mean sure its hard work but its not the hardest part of commercial beekeeping. i think surviving winter and working the bees accordingly in the spring is the hardest part. where are his treatment free bees now. dead in a snowbank or dead in some elses beeyard or alive but treated with something in some one elses boxes. where did he get those packages from treated bees i would have to think. maybe im wrong.