Re: Received conflicting advice on going treatment free
They may be your bees, but only in ownership. In the treatment free sense they are the last guys bees. If the nucs you are buying are treated you have a long road ahead. That does not mean stay off that road. You do need to watch for potholes, treated or not. You need to know what is happening to your bees either way.
If you can get treatment free queens you may move several evolutions ahead on treatment free.
4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.