I am interested as well. My queens are Italian/Carniolian/SMR fourth generation. This will be my 3rd year since I started all over. I breed for rapid buildup too. I think to anybody in the north that is important. I also choose the late flyers, (meaning cooloer temps) to add in the mix. I have been on small cell for 2 complete years, entering into year 3. Mite counts still are relatively low, and I am very satisfied. My bees wintered well so far. Saw the hive with all the nucs in it active this past weekend. (temp around 47). I would be interested in getting virgin queens though.
Dale Richards<br />Dal-Col Apiaries<br />