Re: I don't understand this complaint about treatment free beekeepers
My hypothesis is that if there was money in not treating, all the commercial beekeepers would be doing it.
I've spent years reading Beesource and eventually signed up. One of the things that has been constant is a small but ever changing group of entry level treatment free beekeepers telling commercial beekeepers how they should be doing their jobs. The example in this thread was just one of many, who believe they know better and the "opposition" to them are just mindless old farts. I've even seen one of them offer to run a commercial guys outfit, the way it should be run.
The other constant, is that none of these people have ever gone on themselves to be successful commercial beekeepers, despite some of them saying that is their goal.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).