Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution
That's easy. By keeping large hives of our own bees in and around our apiaries, and by increasing their drone numbers artificially if needs be. By trying to minimise input from treated hives (the real problem) by having our breeding yards remote from large numbers of them. There's nothing complicated about it.
Originally Posted by Adam Foster Collins
That particular premise falls flat on its face.
Selective bee propagation (population husbandry) is, yes, done at arms length rather than precisely as with sheep and cows. You have to work with odds, and boost the odds in your favour. But that's every bit as effective - if you can achieve it.
And it works with exactly the same principle at its heart: the healthiest bees are made from the best of the present generation.
Don't let people bamboozle you with complexity. The principle of inherited traits and qualities is a simplicity that underlies all the complexity. Natural selection for the fittest strains, and its human equivalent, make a critical difference. No amount of talk about complexity alters that fact.
The race isn't always to the swift, nor the fight to the strong, but that's the way to bet