There are a lot of opinions expressed about keeping bees, especially about keeping hives healthy. Some are proponents of organic methods- organic in the sense that powdered sugar treatments and essential oils are natural treatments for disease. Others say these treatments don't work and use the 'chemical treatments' found through beekeeping suppliers. Some argue that excessive management and 'chemical' treatments lead to weak hives. Still others use no treatments in order to raise bees that are 'naturally resistant'. I don't know what to do in my own small apiary in regards to treating for disease. I am interested in pollination as well as managing colonies for honey to sell and keeping bees healthy, both in my hives and sustainable in the wild. I don't want chemical buildup in the hives or pesticide resistance buildup in varroa, etc. What are your thoughts on this?