This is not just about treating but I figured it was as good a place as any to ask this question. I am starting my first 2 hives this year. I am going as natural as possible. With one exception. I have decided to regress my bees before starting foundation free frames. That said, it was suggested that I attend our local Beekeepers association meeting and take their short course. At first I had no problem with this but after attending their monthly meeting I know that I we are not on the same page at all. I realize that I could still learn from their years of experience but at what cost? Am I gonna put a lot of bad stuff in that I will have to overcome? Will it be worth it. It is a 8 hr class. Any thoughts? I figured this forum would have the most like minded people in it.