Here's your continuing chance to have any and all serious questions answered by a genuine treatment-free beekeeper of high caliber. I start these threads from time to time as old ones die out or go off topic. I want to be available especially for new beekeepers or backyard and hobbyist beekeepers. This thread is for you. Do you want to start treatment-free? Do you want to go treatment-free? Find out what you're in for.
If you are a commercial beekeeper or have no intention of being treatment-free under the guidelines of this forum, this thread is not for you.
My background: I have been keeping bees more than ten years and currently have ~32 hives, all 100% treatment-free and always have been. I call myself an avid hobbyist, I am a small time queen breeder and nuc producer. I try to do it all on a slightly bigger than backyard scale. You can also check out my website for frequently asked questions.