Re: Selling nucs and queens with mites
you can never tell about a queen's nor nuc's mite resistance until the colony proves itself.
i will be selling bees that have never been treated, but i will make sure that all buyers knows this doesn't guarantee anything.
i will also want to satisfy myself that they know how to check for mites and have some method for preventing collapse.
i don't care if they treat or not, but i'll make sure that the bees are sold to someone competent, or someone at least committed to becoming competent.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf