Re: Successful Treatment Free BeeKeeping = Breeding from Survivor stock
We definitely need more true research on our current feral population - what it is, what it does, traits, etc. and not just a generic study like the USDA did with "AHB". Their study is quite flawed and paints the picture that they are all the same, when we actually have many different populations of distinctly different genetic descent. I would love to find out "what's in" all the other feral bees - especially the northern ones.
I feel the USDA did beekeeping a grave dis-service when it basically reinforced all the stuff that the Brazilian government said to discredit Mr. Kerr for his social activism.
NM desert/mountain beekeeper - Black Mesa Honeybees - locally adapted Southern Rocky Mountain honeybees.