Several club members are going to Wausau, Wi. this weekend to attend seminars put on by the Central Wisconsin Beekeepers Association. The main attraction is Micheal Bush as the keynote speaker. Micheal is a noted author of several beekeeping books. His beekeeping philosophy is that the beekeeping industry is their own worst enemy. Use of chemicals to control mites is counterproductive. The large cell size comb currently used lessens the ability of the bees to naturally control mites. Only survivor stock bees should be propagated. Michael has his own website where he expounds on these theories and also sells books; both those authored by him and by others. The following link will provide you with more information.