Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.
Originally Posted by GregV
I believe this is not uncommon for a fresh package to look just like that the first season (it is was likely aggressively treated before being sold).
No chemical treatments, although I did check for mites. They’ve been a very strong/hygienic set of bees all on their own. I don’t interfere with them very much!
Hence the impression of "very strong/hygienic" bees.
However, I am still wanting to test out those Warre-like hives on natural comb for myself.
Just for the ergonomy of them.
That's what the lady has.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.