Chemicals have no place in a beehive



"The main idea behind my book Treatment-Free Beekeeping is that all chemicals aimed at poisoning the target organism, most commonly Varroa, circumvent natural selection, thereby postponing the coadaptation of the honey bee with that organism, a process involving natural selection. This is discussed in greater depth in the book."

David Heaf, Criccieth,


David Heaf methodically established the case against the treatment of bees in his new book. As David points points out in the article:


"Chemicals used as acaricides (miticides) are in various degrees damaging to bee health. This applies as much to the commonly used organic acids and essential oils as to synthetic compounds such as pyrethroids."


His book can be purchased from Northern Bee Books here.