I’m doing my due diligence on treatment free beekeeping and there is a backlash against those beekeepers because many here in urban California tote themselves as “treatment free” when in actuality they are NOT beekeepers at all, but bee-havers. These havers buy packages or catch swarms and throw up supers to collect honey. Some never even bother to look into brood chamber. Should a hive die - they simply get another. They don’t spend any time caring for their bees and are only concerned with the honey they can extract with the least amount of work and cost. They can’t tell you what that hive has died from because they haven’t spent any time caring for the bees. That is not treatment free - it’s mis-treating bees!