Re: Nice sanctuary you have here......
The current moderator clarified his position on the matter a few days ago. Far as he is concerned, he will permit treatment to be discussed on this forum, provided it's in the context of moving towards non treatment. So an example might be, somebody has improved their strain, and has reduced treatment needs from 5 years ago 100% of colonies, 3 years ago 50% of colonies, 1 year ago 20% of colonies. Projected 3 year plan, 0% of colonies. The moderator would likely permit that, of course every permutation of a discussion is hard to define so he would use his personal discretion, as moderator and final authority. So with common sense, other methods than just bond can be discussed.
If someone said their hive is full of mites what should I do? Somebody could not say treat it. Not here, anyway.
Sounds as fair as you can get to me, particularly in light of my own experience where bond didn't work.
As to the other threads mentioned where people wanted advice on treatment options but were told not to treat, some of those posts were so far off the wall I found it pretty funny, had a good chuckle. These types of posts are normally from somebody very inexperienced and it can be kindest not to be too hard on the person. There are a couple of "old hands" who also like to chip in to argue and derail, they of course, are fair game.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).