I know when the russians first came over to the states, there was just a few select places that were granted by the goverment to have them. Now I see several adds saying "pure russian" for Harpers Bees, Glenn Apairies, and I think a few others (that I do not have ads in front of me). Are these some of the originals who had them? Who has the purist strain, if that still exists? Can anybody give a brief run-down of the strain as it was introduced to the states?
And if you were ordering russian breeder queens, who would you suggest?
I have russians that are from several producers. And have up to this point selected the best of these for grafting. I want to add new genes to my operation, and will possibly start insemination this year and production next. Any comments or words of wisdom.