I still don't understand how removing an item (house, colony, whatever) ends up INCREASING diversity. I don't see you touching on that point, unless I'm missing it.
99.8% of the feral population died out as a result of varroa within my state, according to NC State. This state has a decent sized commercial industry that treats regularly. If treating spread treatment-dependancy into the feral populations, within my state the 10,000 treated colonies would have overwhelmed the DCA's, and forced the few hundred (at best) feral colonies to be treatment-dependant, and then die out.
The simple fact that you claim to be capturing treatment free bees means what has been happening in your area has worked to create resistant stocks.
But even still, you are ignoring a third option, which is the entire point of this thread:
3) If treatments make no change in the genetic make-up of a queen, then treating a formerly treatment free queen should have no effects against her other than to remove mites. So, monitor for mites, treat those that are high, and re-queen after. If the colony's genetics were previously identified is mite resistant, and treating has no effects on her genetics, there should be no harm in treating.
But still, in moving your analogy to bees, we aren't talking about letting 1 out of 10,000 colonies die out. We are talking about (based on what many others who have gone treatment free before have found) losing 50%, 75%, sometimes 90% of colonies. Assuming we go with the smallest, what are the odds of losing a component if you let 50% of the houses burn down?
You have stated before that you are in the perfect area to find resistance. A beekeeper's heaven. If the genetics that are available in your area are the same as the genetics in the whole world, what makes your place so special?
The question was how does putting out a house fire DECREASE the diversity of the houses? If a causal relationship occurred that resulted in more houses being burned down later, the causal relationship was the reason why you had a decrease in house diversity, not putting out the fire.
Looking at it at the instant, if you put out the house fire, 10 seconds after it's out has the diversity of the houses DECREASED?
Based on my questions, you assume I'm taking a position.