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Welcome to Sideling View Apiary!

I am committed to learning about and practicing treatment-free beekeeping.

Why Treatment-Free?

1. Treatments are toxic substances! Why do beekeepers need to wear masks and chemical-proof gloves while applying treatments? If people need to wear a respirator, what do you think that substance is doing to the bees? Formic and oxalic acids are used as a so-called “soft treatment,” but why then must you not get any of the treatment on your skin? It is because the concentrated acids would burn you! 2. Treatments contaminate the hive. These substances are known to linger in the comb and contaminate the honey. Do we want to be eating these things? 3. All treatments negativelyContinue reading “Why Treatment-Free?”

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