Hi all,Went to my first *** . meeting this week. had a ball. Dr.keith Delaplane was there.he discussed topics like chemical dependance,&the value of requeening.Dr. tom Rinderer,spoke on the russian SMR& their hygenic habits. i also found alot of mississippi bee keepers like russian honey bees.also there was a gent nameed Jerry Hayes ,hes the state apiary inspector in gainsville fl.he scared the crap out of me about this hive beetle thing. so far there no silver bullet for them.He said if they inter your hive, dispose of the hive. the bees will leave it anyway. he some of the bee keepers tried to clean them .some times they say , the bees will use it .all in all a good meeting DEANO