I think in order to live with the bee problems we are having here we need to breed or select resistance into the bees we have. As I remember that is why "Brother Adam" developed the "Buckfast bees." What I am thinking is we need to find one of our existing strains to build queens & drones from these.
Who is willing to take on this challenge?
This should be one of the ARS (Agriculture Research Stations) future projects! If they are already into this could we have some helpful notes as to their progress? I do not see what I am suggesting on the agenda of the ARS I have looked at, anyone know of research so we can bee enlightened?