Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution
good info adam, thanks.
the two operations i know of that are treatment free and sustaining well are my own (four years) and my bee supplier (16 years).
we are both in locations that are heavily wooded (over 2/3rds of the landscape) and we think there are plenty of feral colonies surviving in the area (which are contributing to the dca's).
i have been assuming that in addition to having favorable weather and abundant forage, the genetic contribution from the unmanaged survivors is helping to make being treatment free here possible.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives