Re: No Russians for Glenn Apiaries
That's what I understand. Charlie Harper takes the lineages, which are developed by the USDA, raises more queens then sells them to the members of the RBA. I never knew that he ever sold breeder queens to the public. But one must remember that every queen that you buy from a member of the RBA is almost for sure pure Russian and mated with only pure Russian drones ( I think 95 per cent). So the only differience between her and a breeder queen is that she just hasn't been allowed to lay long enough to be used for a breeder queen. Of the ones that I used last year there was 5-6 that were laying fools. So why couldn't you use them as pure breeder queens, and even sell them as such? Without claiming to be a member of the RBA.
So much to learn, so little time!!