Re: New person from Washington
Yes, gotta love the Pacific Northwest. July 16th, and rain forcast for the next four days!!!
I'm going to try requeening with Sue Cobey New World Carniolan stock out of the WSU extension program at Mount Vernon....Remember, the commercial guys/gals still use lots of Italians for early build-up, although you may have to feed them. Speaking of which, you split first year packages? Did you feed them lots of syrup? I have two packages, one I fed to the point I'm splitting to keep them from swarming (syrup bound), and one that seems like a big healthy hive(not going to split).
Good luck with your Russians...Keep us posted on their progess
I don't keep bees, I tend bees. Does this make me a beet?
Sea level, Puget Sound, USDA 7a-7b