Re: Newbeek Natural Questions
If you want small cell bees, probably best to start with small cell bees, as a beginner, regressing them might be an unduly complex task.
If you feel you want these local VSH bees you could always requeen it. But have a talk to Don about that he might be able to sort everything you want.
Survivor nucs? Not sure there is any such thing, in terms of guaranteed to work. Probably means they are bred from stock considered "survivors", whatever that may mean. Don also attempts to breed varroa tolerant bees.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).