You're supporting the Honey bees that that may not survive the winter. Honey bees are affected by viruses, disease, and mites. These can be treated with chemicals which don't necessarily mean the bees will survive, Have not treated the Bee Apiary with any chemicals to date. Believing this may provide a stronger genetic bee that may build up their immunity letting mother nature run her course, besides there is plenty of pesticides and chemicals in our environment which the honey bees have to overcome. Honey bees living with such a short lifespan, it may take many generations of offspring to become stronger in building up resistance to overcome these challenges.