This environment is very much a desert for the bees since mono-crop fields are all over! How can I keep bees naturally in an unnatural environment?! It seems that after July there simply isn't anything left for the bees to forage on! What have we done to our environment?!! This is sad! Very sad.
No wonder conventional beekeepers dont talk much about the environmental issues since they aren't even aware of it! I mean how can you be aware when you force the bees to make large amounts of honey by suppressing swarming and supering?! Not allowing bees to express their biology so you could make honey and after the nectar flow is over (this year begging of July in my locality) you feed them sugar instead! So you are not concerned with the lack of forage because of the convenience of sugar feeding. You will feed it to them anyway, so it matters little if you do so in July or in September, no?! What will you do if there is no sugar?! What will you do if there is no money?! How will you get the sugar then?! Ah, am I boring you? Would it be better if Im to blame Varroa instead?!! You would rather like me to say that Varroa is the sole problem of the Honeybee, am I right?!
Human ignorance and greed is very sad indeed ...
Honeybees and all other pollinators are at great risk of dying out if we don't start suppressing mono-crop agriculture (instead of suppressing swarming) and expanding wild forage! Mark my words! And leave Varroa in peace, it is just another Earth's creature trying to survive in this desert of mono-crop minds!