Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
I moved six hives from Oregon to Arkansas in 2008. They could not survive temperatures of 0 F, twenty degrees lower than to what they were accustomed. Five of the six died within two years. .
I don't see how moving your bees from Oregon to Arkansas, killed your bees...within two years. If the move killed them, they would have been dead when you got there...or by the end of their first winter. Did someone say "winter" in Arkansas??

I've seen bees fail because they were moved...didn't winter as well as the colonies not moved. But the rest of the colonies were normal the following spring.
I could buy it if you moved from Arkansas to Bend, Oregon...in the mountains. Hard to buy into your claim when you say the Arkansas winter killed your bees.