Why US universities do not recommend do nothing treatment?
NO wonder that winter losses are so high. That is what researchers are saying.
Fin, we get it. Our losses are going to be higher not treating, but hives that do crash from varroa here do so in the fall and winter after the honey is made.
I've read that a varroa infestation greater than 1% affect production, but I don't see spring varroa numbers that high and my honey production per hive exceeds our local average.
Would I be better off treating, sure I'd have more hives. Have I got TF figured out yet, no.
But, for the bees sake don't you ultimately want folks to learn how to keep bees treatment free again?
Overland Park, KS - USA