Re: I don't understand this complaint about treatment free beekeepers
Thanks Michael Palmer for that good explanation, you have expressed what longer time large beekeepers have gradually learned from real life as it is.
I think the way the thread was set up was dividing people into two camps and bound to cause division, best not to even play that game.
The inflammatory comments generally come from very new beekeepers who are sincere in their beliefs but just haven't been around long enough. Hard to judge them as they haven't seen all sides of a picture yet, but when they are deliberately confrontational then actually ask to be banned, go figure...
People who have been around more than a year or two seem to mellow, and that's because they find that things do not always go according to their textbook, so they become more tolerant of the views of others. The longer we keep bees, the less we know LOL
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).