My 14 year old son plans to start a hive this Spring. We have read about bees with SMR trait and would like to start with bees with this trait. Where could we purchase SMR package bees with SMR Queens for delivery in the Spring?
In the online Glenn Apiary catalog, it shows a chart with the characteristics of several Queens - Mn Hyg, Carniolan, Russian, SMR, and Cordovan, with the SMR having a high resistance to Varroa mites. However, on the order form it lists under variety Mn Hyg, Carniolan, Russian, and Cardovan (no SMR Queen). My question then is, was the SMR listed on catolog chart an actual Queen variety that is available or was the chart just showing a characteristic (they had pictures of each type Queen). I appreciate any help.