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  1. #461
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    Default Re: Why Treatment Free.

    I hope to be treatment free once I get a proper queen to breed from
    in your area I would check out http://yardbirdsfarm.com/beekeeping/

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  3. #462
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    Default Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike bispham View Post
    Brother Adam wasn't a scientist, and for the most part he was working before the sex life of bees was even remotely understood.
    I'd be willing to wager that if brother Adam was in his prime and here now, he would have defeated varroa.
    "Every viewpoint, is a view from a point." - Solomon Parker

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    Default Re: Why Treatment Free.

    I will second that. There where some smart people that came before us. Just because they did not have our knowledge, that does mean they could not think logically.

    Maybe Mites are NOT our problem, but rather a symptom. He had fewer pesticide to deal with than we do now.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Well, let me append here too.

    The bees are my food and medicine.
    Food and medicine must be as clean as practically possible.
    Not mixing artificial ingredients into my bees.
    Enough is enough.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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