I want to pass along a website to those of you who might bee interested in learning more about treatment free beekeeping. Parker is a wealth of knowledge and because the subject can cover a lot of ground it is not something you will pick up all at once. I have spoken with Parker a few times to get advice on my own treatment free operation and he is very sincere about what he is doing and helpful. I should add that he is also a good ol Oregon boy from the Medford area, though he now lives in Northwest Arkansas.
The link to his site is below but the first link you might want to check out is his philosophy and that is the first link provided below. I hope this is helpful for all of you considering going the treatment free/chemical free route.