Some guys have bee trouble some don't. It seems from many reads here that those that raise their own queens(adapted to their migratory or stationary operations) seem to do better. Some use off label mite treatments and some don't. Can bees be breed to become resistant to the beekeeper and other ag applied chems? Just as the "bugs" the chems are used for become resistant to those chems. Since we can't stop all chem useage without catasrophic effects would it be better for the chem companies to work with breeding bees resistant to what they put on the market for other pests. I'm not saying I'm for this but the way the "Last beekeeper" thread is heading got me thinking. I'm wondering if those that don't think Imidolcrid's are a problem is it because their bees have more resistance to these chems?