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the purpose of this thread is to create a directory of sorts for those looking for treatment free beekeeping operations near their location. the goal is to enable the sharing of information and resources that may be area specific such as management practices and sources for bees and queens.

i don't think it's necessary for us to get hung up on a strict definition for treatment free here. there are those (such as member 'astrobee') who have outstanding breeding programs and are working hard at selecting for mite resistance traits that may utilize a treatment if needed from time to time. those of you utilizing treatments as part of a plan to develop bee strains capable of doing well off treatments are welcome and encouraged to list yourself on this thread.

so if you are so inclined, whether just beginning with bees or have been at it for awhile, whether maintaining a large operation or a small one, please make a post and let us know who and where you are. information regarding treatment free bee suppliers who may not be forum members would be helpful as well. many thanks.
 

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Maintain a TF apiary in the Chorro Valley, Morro Bay region since 2002 to test the various prescriptions promoted by the "gurus".
Initiated a VP queen F2 apiary in the San Luis Obispo region in 2015 to test highbred resistance queens.

The TF apiary is a sorry mess.
 

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I'm just outside of Mountain View Arkansas , trying to be TF , time will tell . There is a TF breeder here , I'll see if he wants to be listed .
 

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Pretty well known here that I am in Hamilton, Alabama which is in the northwest corner of the state.
 

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9 Years treatment free small cell with mutt queens in central Iowa. I make my own extra deep boxes with 11 frames with wax foundation. I do not feed or wrap my bees.
 

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Eastern Shore of VA

Treatment Free since I started with one hive in the Spring 2011. 12+ Colonies. All Mutts.

Overwinter in both 5 frame and 10 frame boxes.

Moving toward foundationless.
 

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Lincolnton NC (western piedmont)
No treatments for about 12 years
local survivors
10 to 15 hives
 

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Golden Bee Farm
Vyzhnytsia raion, Western Ukraine.
Developing our own strain of varroa resistant bees under name GBF. Keeping about 200 hives all TF, foundationless technology. We are carrying out our own selection program based on principles of combinational selection, using our mountain mating station placed in Carpathian mountains. In June,July and August available controlled mated queens.

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Outside of Huntsville, AL.
2nd year, but first year overwinter success.... so far.
Used terra-pro once in my first year but nothing since.
One store-bought unknown queen. One queen and her daughter queens from a home cutout.
 

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I'm just outside of Mountain View Arkansas , trying to be TF , time will tell . There is a TF breeder here , I'll see if he wants to be listed .
My family and I camped last October at Mountain View. I have a jar of Ozark Honey Bee Barf to prove it! I love your area and your town...the music and the beauty. There was a young 10 yr old gal down at the park on Saturday night that played fiddle like I've never seen anyone play quite like her! That camping trip will be on my top 5 forever. It was my second time there. I hope it won't be my last.

I am treatment free and will remain so. I lost only 3 hives last season. 2 in spring, one in fall after the flow.
 

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Ruth Meredith, all topbar hives. Raising queens to sell locally from treatment free stock. Hope to have some virgins available for sale at the June 2016 Virginia Beekeepers State Meeting in Smithfield Virginia this year. I also raise 10-20 nucs each year for sale to new topbar hive beginner beekeepers.
 
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