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  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Mike Cox

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:52 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
If it turns out that everything we do to bees could be labeled a 'treatment', then the term becomes effectively meaningless. Call me pedantic, but I prefer to use more precise terminology, such as 'po ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Mike Cox

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:54 am   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Yes, Solomon coined the phrase. I think it is really helpful, as it gives framework through which to view your apiary activities. When I've been explaining to novices or the uninitiated having a name ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Mike Cox

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:53 am   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
You just reminded me of a disasterous lab day when I was at Uni. I had some samples that I needed to keep on ice for a few hours. I filled a poly cooler box with ice water and packed my samples in it. ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Mike Cox

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:59 am   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
For me going treatment free is about recognising that the treatments we have undertaken as beekeepers to try to assist our colonies in coping with the varroa mites have actually been counter productiv ...
  Topic: Ron Hoskins, Treatment Free - "Indestructible" bee
Mike Cox

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:27 pm   Subject: Ron Hoskins, Treatment Free - "Indestructible" bee
I spend a few hours last week chatting with Ron Hoskins of the Swindon Honeybee Conservation Group.

He has been managing his hives without treatments for 20 years and has bred bees that are now be ...
  Topic: UK Treatment Free Beekeeping
Mike Cox

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:08 pm   Subject: UK Treatment Free Beekeeping
Hi folks,

I'm posting to let interested parties know that we are founding a UK Treatment Free Beekeeping group. While this is not strictly "natural beekeeping" as per Phil's books, I'm ho ...
 
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