Thank you TonyW. I’ve always thought that beekeeping half day classes often produced a lot of frustration and very few new beekeepers. I try to reduce the amount of learning from beekeeping flubs….which might explain my signature line.
Originally Posted by TonyW
At the risk of getting another lecture from the panther guy, I think the fact that many queen ‘producers’ are in the south is most closely tied to package bee production. The earlier that packages can be made available, the better their chances to survive and thrive. So, since earlier packages can be produced in the south it only makes sense for them to also produce early queens to go into those packages. And, since they’re already set up to produce queens they might as well supply them throughout the summer.
Originally Posted by Dale Hodges
There aren’t many reasons, in my opinion, that later season, geographically successful queens shouldn’t be produced locally. Not an absolute statement….my opinion only. I believe that the Ohio Queen Producers are just the beginning.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson