My name is Laurel Abell and I’m an Ontario operator of a small apiary in beautiful Bruce County where I have chemical treatment free hives, on our farm. I do things here the "Old Fashion Way" by allowing the bees to do things their way, helping them along and keeping an eye on them should they need me. Result? ... A healthy Honey bee.
My approach is not to force bees to do what the beekeeper wants, but to help them do what they want to do. Bees instinctively do what is best for them. I use no antibiotics or pesticides in my hives, I am now in year 6, and no lost colonies.