Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.
I'm not worried about imported bees in general, just what effect the genes from them will contaminate a long surviving feral hive. Because like you say N.Z bees are not necessarily cold weather bees and I don't want to ruin a good feral hive. I am just glad to have been able to locate bees at all this year.
Originally Posted by CMYSIX
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