In the past I have had Midnite bees from York Bees in Georgia. I had one hive and made lots of honey off them for family and friends. Last year part of an old house next to me fell and exposed wild honey comb. My bees robbed it, got sick, and I lost them all. My brother gave me two of his hives of Italians this year. The problem is they are not very fond of me. I could work mine with just a veal, I can't go near these without smoke, gloves and a suit.
Can I re-queen with a gentle queen? Can she be of a different family of bees? York Bees no longer has Midnites who else has gentle bees and is there another bee family that I might like better. Thanks, Mike
\"Plant Your Corn Early\" Jed Clampett