Re: WHERE are the real treatment free beekeepers?
The "complete TF" is likely just one of those unachievable goals and good sounding stories (while not even being fully defined still).
Originally Posted by mischief
The true and complete TF is when you go to the forest, climb a bee tree, cut some combs while still leaving the bees with enough food, and get your annual harvest that way.
Some people are actually doing it, but not many.
With that, "pesticide-free" management is really the only practically achievable goal there is (which is plenty good to produce clean foods and have healthy bees).
I would focus on "pesticide-free" as already hard enough, but still achievable, instead of "complete TF".
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.