"If this is the direction they association is taking, would you then expect the association to re-pay the money? Do you not feel they have spent the money into current worth while breeding projects"
I Would not expect the Queen Breeders Association to pay back or have the ability to pay back grants from the MBA.
I do not think they have spent our money wisely, just my opinion
The supply of early queens, say May 10th , has to come from USA, Hawaii, or Chile..... somewhere besides manitoba. There is a high demand for mated queens at this time of year
I agree that if Chilean BREEDERS can breed Manitoba genetic's( queens) than this program will work to our advantage.
Another bonus would be more genes coming into a limited gene supply, I think Chilean bees have been isolated for quite awhile and do not have African genes.