Quote Originally Posted by rhaldridge View Post
Doers anyone here believe that a yard would survive indefinitely if all you did was treat it?
Pretty much, yes.

Before mites, there were abandoned apiaries that lasted till the equipment rotted away. Now, long as I control mites, my hives have virtually 100% survival regardless of the many other mistakes I make. Around these parts anyway, if a yard was treated but received no other management it would last.