Saturday, March 23, 2013

Michael Bush: Four Simple Steps to Better Beekeeping

In this presentation, Mike started out by talking about how ther is a natural super organism in the hive of honeybees with dozens of larger creatures and 8000 microorganisms.

Feeding essential oils and anything that kills microorganisms disrupts the system and causes imbalances and can actually cause more more problems.  Terramycin and other anti-biotics actually cause the diseases like American Foul Brood because they also eliminate the organisms that compete with the organisms you're trying to kill.

As long as you keep treating, you don't have selective pressure for the bees to breed their own resistance.  Treating creates super pests and wimpy bees!

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