Re: Resistant bees, productive or not
This is the same thing that happened back in the 1950s when Walter Rothenbuler, then of Iowa and later Ohio, developed a strain of bees that was as totally resistant to AFB as it could be. They didn't produce much honey.
What we need is a strain in the middle, I guess.
Is it possible to start w/ the varroa resistant stock and develope it into a more productive strain?
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet