Re: Package Bee and AHB
To me the risk is currently low but there is a risk.
Most package producers dont truely evaluate queens before being crated and sent off. They look for in a newly mated queen is laying eggs and thats about it. Some might verify if its worker brood but most dont. The risk is.....did that queen mate with AHB drones? No way to tell in such a short period of time.
As beekeepers we try to be self sufficient. That is my goal. The more I can do that the less likely I will have issues that were beyond my control.
Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach