Re: OTS - Treatment Free
i agree with your take on this adrian. randy oliver has demonstrated with his mite population modeling that a brood break can tip the scales big time in the bees' favor.
Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI
i feel like our long summer dearth here along with the adaptation made by our local hybrids to shut down brooding until fall plays an important part in the over all scheme of things on how they are successful against varroa.
for those in other ecoregions where there there is not a protracted summer dearth adjusting management to combine making increase with providing a brood break makes darn good sense.
journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives