I live in Maryland, and believe I would be better off getting queens from north of me. So to those of you who have bought northern queens, who do you think is the best northern queen breeder? Whose bees are the most mite resistant, hardy, best-overwintering, etc., etc.?
And as to B. Weaver's queens, I tried three of them last year. Talk about failures! The five-frame nucs I put them into never built up very well. All of those hives are dead this year. Interestingly enough, the queens came late -- but they were marked RED!! Were they from two years ago? In fact, I noticed some of the red paint coming off. Hmmmm...