Re: Does treating a "Treatment Free" queen really destroy her genetics?
here is a conversation abotu this that has formed in my head.
Beekeepers: "Your bees are going to die".
Me: "Why is that"?
Beekeepers: "Because they have Varroa mites".
Me: "So I will kill the mites"
Beekeepers: "Try as we might we have never found a way to kill the mites, But that is okay because the bees could live with the mites if it where not for all the disease that the mites give to the bees. That is what really kills them".
Me: "So then I can just cure the diseases that the mites give the bees"?
Beekeepers: "Oh you don't want to do that".
Me: "Why not"?
Beekeeprs: "because that makes bees to weak to withstand diseases".
Me: "Well that is what I thought you where telling me I already have"?
Me: "So what do I do about my bees dying"?
Beekeepers: "You just get more bees".
Me: "but that is not keeping the bees I have from dying".
Beekeeprs: Yes it will , by letting your bees die you will end up with bees that can survive".
Me: "dead bees that survive"? I think this is getting confusing
Beekeepers: "No not all the bees die. some will survive and you then replace your dead ones with those".
Me: well then I want the bees that can survive".
Beekeepers: "Oh, We don't have any of those".
Me: "what happened to them"?
Beekeepers: "They got killed by Varroa mite back in 96". "Didn't we tell you that your bees will die because they have Varroa"?
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