Re: Going Treatment Free - step 1
See what I mean?
I don't disagree with honey being better for bees than sugar. However, there are financial and practical reasons for feeding syrup.
Tower hives are old news. Someone does it in the local community garden every year. It works once in a while.
The vg/fat bees requirement is hypothetical.
Have either you or Randy every extracted and quantified vg proteins at any time?
However, we're still far away from treatment free beekeeping issues. No, this wouldn't be a 'good' first step either.