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Thread: Adding Hives

  1. #1
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    Default Adding Hives

    I have 4 hives 3 Italian, and 1 feral swarm I caught (very dark, the queen is almost solid black) . Anyway I want to add another hive or two in the spring. I am thinking of Russians just to have something different.

    Two questions. Are they gentle?I hear so many different opinions. I don't like to wear even a Vail. I do not have to with the girls I have now.

    Will they cross breed and not make a difference anyway?

    Input appreciated

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    Default Re: Adding Hives

    As long as you keep them in Vodka the Russians will stay pretty tame.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: Adding Hives

    from what I've read on this forum. It sounds like people that got russians many years ago didn't like their temperament. But the people who have gotten into them more recently are happy with them.
    Dan

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