Re: TF Queens in SC or NC
Knoxville, TN is relatively close to the NC Piedmont area, and the location of Arnold Honeybee Services:
They offer queens, packages and nucs.
Italian: Bred from resistant survivor stock. No chemicals used for ten years. Relatively gentle and calm. Strong disposition to brood rearing which provides a large population for nectar collection and continues even during nectar slowdowns, resulting in high stored food consumption during the inactive winter months. Overwinters well, builds up quickly in spring. Sometimes exhibits robbing behavior.
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft