I would love to hear from anyone who keeps Russian bees. This is my first year with two Russian hives that I purchased as nuc's from Dwight Porter in Pickens Co. South Carolina. I loved them! The were very gentle and even though I received them very late in the year one of the hives made an extra full super of Fall honey. I plan on buying two more nuc's and hopefully spilting my existing hives. Can anyone tell me what to expect for my next year. When is the best time to split a hive of Russians and how do you super during the honey flow to keep ahead of them to prevent swarming. I also have a feral hive that I collected and if they make it through the winter I will requeen with a Russain, any advice on requeening?
Any advice will be greatly welcomed.
David, Saluda SC.