Re: Honey Productivity and Organic Beekeeping
The only way to prevent a queen from laying in the supers is to use an excluder. This can be seriously counterproductive.
IMO, you will run into issues with mite tolerance that will take several years to resolve. Treatment free sounds great in principle, but in practice, it is a minefield in a sea of moon craters. Lots have tried, some have succeeded. I have been treatment free for 8 years.
NW Alabama, 47 years, 22 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest