cc vasilj wrote:
Also in my opinion by using these chemical treatments we are selectively breeding stronger more resilient mites. That is one reason new chemicals come out every year, last years is less effective.
Tel Jetson wrote:
agreed, and I'll take it one step further: tea tree oil is a chemical. other essential oils are chemicals. powdered sugar is a chemical.
Andrew Schreiber wrote:
I have been enthralled with the idea of planting oil-producing pest-reducing plants around our hives. That way, the bees are constantly visiting these plants and they will "fumigate" themselves regularly. Thus not requiring us to do anything to them.