Re: I don't understand this complaint about treatment free beekeepers
To simplistic WLC. Our own VSH breeding program has achieved 80%+ VSH, but treatment was an essential part of the program because the bees that were the original breeding stock some years back were around 20% VSH and would have succumbed to varroa.
If treatment as needed had not been part of the breeding program, the 80% VSH bees we have now would not have been produced.
So bond is not the only way, and is in fact a way that wastes good material.
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