Zane Illing has been keeping honey bees for over twenty years and presently practices a treatment-free methodology to provide the best, chemical free New York state honey available anywhere. By carefully managing his colonies, allowing for swarms, and monitoring his drone populations, Zane helps his bees combat Varroa and Varroa-related viruses without the use of harsh chemicals. Treatment-free beekeeping takes time, patience, and above all, an understanding of honey bees.