Re: Coevolution of Honey Bees and Varroa Mites: A New Paper
Are you aware that the Kona stock was built up by Binford (Bweaver) and Roy S. Jr. (Rweaver) and it was the Weavers who turned the Kona operation into a major queen raising area? Are you also aware that Kona has been constantly improving their stock by importing drone semen from resistant stock years ahead of any mite infestation? I am not going to try to make the case that Kona queens are the best queens around but I have been around their operation enough to know that no one tries harder to furnish a quality product and to do so on a timely basis than Gus and the folks at Kona queen. If you book a queen there you are going to get it and you are going to get it on time, they have been invaluable to the industry for years.
Originally Posted by Solomon Parker
"Ve are too soon olt und too late schmart."- A nameless German philosopher