For "natural" beekeepers, survival of the fittest is a way of life. Hives that are not strong enough to fend off invasions of small hive beetles or varroa mites will ultimately fail. I plan to put in vegetable oil traps to help get rid of some of those pesky beetles, but what I truly want to do is raise bees with a minimum of intervention.
Keep reminding me of this, will you?
BEEattitude for Day # 119:
Blessed are they who live simply, for they shall move with a light heart from one day to the next.
One thing Fran is grateful for right now:
My daughter with whom I can now talk “woman to woman.”