Re: Best variety for northern climates.
I have amazing luck with mutts. I have bought Kona Carniolan/Russian hybrids, but over the past two years of splits its a mutt with carniolan traits. I love them. Super fast build up, adapted, and are over all great.
Originally Posted by MiBees
My favorite bees come from swarms though. Although so do some of this biggest duds. Sometimes you'll get a hive that has had the ever-living crap treated out of it and will never make it without chemicals. Doesn't work for me--- I'm treatment free. Drone combs, dusting, IPM.
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