I would be interested in hearing from beekeepers in Texas or the Southwest concerning AHB. I am in a quarantined county in Texas and cannot move my bees into non-quarantined counties. That is about the only hardship the AFB has caused me.
I think I had a hive of AHB's this spring but requeening seemed to clear it right up. Finding the queen and killing her was not easy or fun but it was not as bad as I thought it would be. At this point I am thinking the AHB is much more manageable than we have been led to believe.
Of course I am not advocating getting a hive of AHB but I just am not seeing it as the end of the world as predicted.
Would love to hear from other keepers with experience with AHB or beekeepers in quarantined areas.