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Discussing and formulating honeybee management methods that cooperate as much as possible with natural bee biology without resorting to the use of chemicals and drugs.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Started by squarepeg, 01-09-2015 01:23 PM
    103 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Started by Litsinger, 12-09-2018 04:41 PM
    61 Pages
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new back y

    Started by msl, 03-31-2017 12:06 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Started by Riverderwent, 11-05-2016 08:47 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Started by GregV, 10-11-2018 01:11 PM
    24 Pages
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    Started by lharder, 05-10-2016 09:09 AM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 410
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: My journey towards treatment free

    Started by tpope, 01-30-2017 07:00 PM
    17 Pages
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Natural Selection Management

    Started by mike bispham, 04-12-2015 03:16 AM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 302
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    Started by clong, 11-07-2018 10:10 AM
    10 Pages
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: treatment free member listing

    Started by squarepeg, 02-04-2016 12:51 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 184
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Treatment Free in Finland

    Started by Juhani Lunden, 09-22-2018 11:38 AM
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  12. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: SW Michigan Horizontal Hives - Sans Treatments

    Started by nickhefferan, 12-28-2018 06:04 AM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    Started by Fusion_power, 02-10-2019 09:06 PM
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  14. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Unique Forum Rules

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-15-2011 09:23 AM
    forum rules, treatment-free beekeeping
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  1. Winter losses vs. Summer gains

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-09-2012 09:45 AM
    33 Pages
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    10-05-2013, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  2. Going Treatment Free - step 1

    Started by David LaFerney, 04-28-2013 10:08 AM
    29 Pages
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    • Replies: 564
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    09-02-2013, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Something needs to change - looking for suggestions

    Started by whalers, 11-17-2013 09:25 AM
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 469
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  4. Why Treatment Free.

    Started by Kamon Reynolds, 12-11-2013 06:26 PM
    24 Pages
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  5. small cell foundation

    Started by Rusty Hills Farm, 12-10-2012 08:21 PM
    22 Pages
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  6. WHERE are the real treatment free beekeepers?

    Started by FreeBee, 11-22-2018 11:21 AM
    20 Pages
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  7. Treatment Free - How long does it take?

    Started by David LaFerney, 10-10-2013 07:51 AM
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 375
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  8. Small Cell Studies

    Started by Solomon Parker, 10-30-2011 05:45 PM
    16 Pages
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  9. commercial level TF

    Started by Woodside, 06-06-2015 10:51 PM
    15 Pages
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  10. Treatment Free Management best Practices

    Started by jbeshearse, 04-01-2011 10:00 PM
    14 Pages
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  11. Deformed Wing--Will Not Treat but Need Help

    Started by postie, 09-28-2015 03:44 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
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  12. Coevolution of Honey Bees and Varroa Mites: A New Paper

    Started by mike bispham, 09-15-2012 04:17 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
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  13. Live and Let Die - Do you really reduce the gene pool?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-16-2012 11:19 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 222
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    11-23-2012, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Beginners: A Hard Row to Hoe: Getting on the Treatment Free Treadmill

    Started by Solomon Parker, 03-25-2011 12:19 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 220
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    04-18-2011, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  15. Dee Lusby

    Started by Dave Burrup, 01-13-2016 03:38 PM
    11 Pages
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  16. Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Started by mike bispham, 10-10-2014 09:41 AM
    11 Pages
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  17. M Bush on Treatment-Free

    Started by Moon, 11-03-2012 11:54 AM
    11 Pages
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    space ship
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  18. Can splits control mites?

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 02-04-2014 10:27 AM
    11 Pages
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  19. How high bees fly

    Started by Kurt Bower, 01-27-2005 03:34 AM
    11 Pages
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  20. importance of treating neighbours in TF beekeeping

    Started by BeesFromPoland, 11-26-2015 02:19 PM
    11 Pages
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  21. Natural Cell vs. Small Cell

    Started by Specialkayme, 01-21-2012 09:46 PM
    10 Pages
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  22. Signs of AFB infestation

    Started by Acebird, 04-29-2011 07:29 AM
    10 Pages
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  23. survival of individual colonies

    Started by peterloringborst, 06-10-2014 06:03 AM
    10 Pages
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  24. 100% TREATMENT FREE

    Started by BULLSEYE BILL, 08-24-2006 08:37 PM
    9 Pages
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  25. Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 07-25-2013 12:00 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 170
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  26. VSH bees and hybridization

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 11-11-2014 03:25 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 165
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  27. Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-29-2013 07:51 AM
    9 Pages
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  28. Another small cell study

    Started by beemandan, 07-01-2009 06:20 AM
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  29. something to think about

    Started by nada, 01-01-2013 10:52 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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  30. Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-07-2011 07:26 AM
    9 Pages
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  31. Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Started by mike bispham, 03-11-2014 10:09 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 162
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  32. Questions About The "Small Cell Studies"

    Started by NeilV, 07-12-2009 02:11 PM
    9 Pages
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  33. An Option Towards Developing Treatment-Free Bees

    Started by honeydrunkapiaries, 01-08-2014 10:05 PM
    8 Pages
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  34. The road to treatment free...

    Started by JohnBruceLeonard, 09-11-2015 02:32 AM
    8 Pages
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  35. Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    Started by dadaas, 03-02-2015 05:45 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
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  36. My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Started by Andrew Dewey, 04-03-2014 05:51 AM
    8 Pages
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  37. About To Give UP TF

    Started by Planner, 04-07-2016 10:08 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 140
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  38. Disadvantage off Smaller bees

    Started by tony350i, 03-07-2006 11:50 AM
    7 Pages
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  39. Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    Started by Jovian, 02-11-2018 06:48 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 128
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  40. Randy Olivers call for breeders to go TF

    Started by Clayton Huestis, 07-11-2017 05:13 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 124
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    09-03-2013, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  41. Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    Started by drummerboy, 01-12-2019 08:40 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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  42. To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    Started by StevenG, 09-02-2014 10:05 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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  43. An Agreeable Starting Point?

    Started by mike bispham, 08-19-2013 04:08 AM
    6 Pages
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    bee informed
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  44. Keys to Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Started by JeronimoJC, 08-10-2016 08:34 PM
    6 Pages
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    perone, tbh, treatment free, treatment free beekeeping, varroa
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    03-25-2017, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  45. Treatment free Bees

    Started by beejack1, 01-26-2017 03:19 PM
    6 Pages
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  46. Wink A Housel Find

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-16-2011 05:57 PM
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  47. hypothetical question

    Started by diymom, 04-14-2016 05:17 PM
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  48. Treating within a resistance raising system

    Started by mike bispham, 03-27-2014 07:25 AM
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  49. treatments are a dead end

    Started by 1102009, 01-07-2016 02:08 AM
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  50. Treated first time today

    Started by dkofoed, 05-21-2015 07:01 PM
    6 Pages
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  51. Documented Mite control by Small Cell?

    Started by briancady413, 03-31-2005 10:15 AM
    6 Pages
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  52. Mite levels

    Started by zhiv9, 08-06-2014 11:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 104
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    04-05-2016, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  53. Mystery Collapse

    Started by buford, 12-08-2014 12:09 PM
    6 Pages
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  54. What can I do about varroa mites?

    Started by Bigfish, 08-12-2014 09:25 PM
    6 Pages
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  55. 11 out of 12 packages dead by 1-15 and still addicted. I must be crazy.

    Started by WetWilly, 01-23-2017 08:36 AM
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    • Replies: 103
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  56. Head-scratching trying to be TF

    Started by blackandtan, 11-15-2015 07:59 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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  57. Ideas for TF queen suppliers - 2017

    Started by DaisyNJ, 09-23-2016 11:42 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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  58. Survivor bees vs regular stock and mite counts

    Started by whalers, 07-18-2012 09:52 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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  59. NO SUGAR for my bees!

    Started by JerseyBees, 06-13-2006 11:25 PM
    6 Pages
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  60. Better sense of smell for mite tolerant bees?

    Started by Fusion_power, 08-23-2016 08:00 PM
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  61. How Many of you have successfully kept TF from package bees?

    Started by grantsbees, 12-15-2016 09:44 AM
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    07-06-2017, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  62. Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Started by Clayton Huestis, 02-01-2016 06:44 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 101
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    02-12-2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  63. Understanding Treatment Free

    Started by nediver, 03-21-2017 08:25 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
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  64. Feral stock not as advertized

    Started by Beebeard, 07-04-2017 12:32 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
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    07-28-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  65. SC experiment

    Started by pahvantpiper, 09-08-2006 09:20 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-26-2006, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  66. Melissa's questions

    Started by MelissaWilkie, 12-02-2014 04:28 PM
    5 Pages
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    04-17-2015, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  67. Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-30-2014 10:17 AM
    5 Pages
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  68. Absolutely amazing!!!

    Started by Goldprospector, 09-22-2012 09:11 PM
    5 Pages
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    10-24-2012, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  69. Have not even started and already discouraged...

    Started by TSWisla, 11-12-2014 08:40 PM
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    • Replies: 92
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    01-18-2015, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  70. Losses and Successes

    Started by Solomon Parker, 08-07-2013 01:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    08-25-2013, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  71. Is "foundationless" the biggest BeeSource 2010 Hoax?

    Started by odfrank, 04-23-2010 10:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 24,705
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