Re: Where to Order Bees...
As you check around, ask about "treatment free" bees. Or "resistant bees". Or ask "How do you treat your bees?" This means bees that do not require treatments for mites. You'll save a bundle on aggravation and chemicals if you'll go that route. There are those who will disagree, but that's the nature of the forum. You find two suppliers, one who doesn't treat, the other who does, your choice which to buy.
Another possibility if treatment free or resistant bees are not available in your area, get your colonies up and running, then mail order a resistant queen and requeen. There are several sources for just such a possibility.
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