Purists might shudder
I need to requeen one of 2 combined & over-wintered hives that were made up of a 'mutt' nuc' and a 'mutt' package (described by the 2 different sources). One hive was pretty typical of italians (size & color), while the other resembled carniolan - they are a hodge-podge now.
The quickest queens I can get are russians. I'd like some takes (pros & cons) on diversifying strains vs maintaing lineage.
EAS Georgia Certified. "Tradition - Even if you have done it the same way for years doesn't mean that it is not stupid."