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Offline Acebird

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Re: Becoming Treatment Free
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2020, 09:35:09 am »
Within the  treatment free, chemical free beekeeping  community, there is some disagreement about what constitutes "treatment " .. a point of contention is whether feeding sugar syrup is a treatment,  another disagreement is whether making splits outside of swarm season is an artificial brood break and should be considered a treatment. Some people think that mechanical aids like beetle traps are not a treatment,  but most people agree that it is.
It is inherent among 10 beekeepers to have 9 different trains of thought.
The only thought that matters is yours.  Because that is how your bees will be treated.
If you got into beekeeping to prove that your ideas are right vs. someone else's then you are doomed.  Bees have a habit of proving what is right is wrong.
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Offline yes2matt

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Re: Becoming Treatment Free
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2020, 12:51:12 pm »
Absolutely. Keep bees, not a philosophy.

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