Re: Realism and Treatment free beekeeping
To say hives were treated for varroa mites but died of varroa mites anyway means the treatment wasn't done effectively.
If it was done effectively the hives would not have died from varroa mites.
Only exception being if the hives are so far gone by the time the beekeeper notices and treats (all brood dead, adult bees to sick to start again) then even when the mites are removed the hive cannot recover & dies anyway.
If a person suspects their treatment was not effective they can test the hives, and if there are still mites, figure out where they went wrong in the way they treated and fix it.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).