Re: Survivor Bee Experiment?
Andrew, I haven't had much luck with my Russians either. Though for the most part the hives have survived, some as long as 5 years, they're just not that productive.
WesternWilson, my oldest treatment free hive is 6 years old. I started with two, have expanded in the past 6 years to 32, all treatment free. What generally takes my colonies is starvation and queen issues, and one succumbed to the small hive beetle - my serious mistake.
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