Re: A hybrid species?
welcome to beesource joel.
Originally Posted by Joel_T
your idea has some merit, but there are so many variables with bees that you might come to a false conclusion about why one colony did better than the other. it might or might not have something to do with the strain of bee.
i agree that mutts are a good way to go. especially if they have been proven in your area. maybe you can find someone selling bees that are bred near you. even then, and with all bees regardless of strain, each individual queen has to prove herself by producing a healthy and robust colony.
disclaimer: novice beekeeper here who knows just enough to be dangerous