Re: Scheduled first inspection -- inspectors aren't allowed to handle the TBH hive!?
All of my hives are from feral swarms from South Texas, and I haven't gotten an Africanized swarm or colony cutout yet. Some are more aggressive at times because of the weather and lack of a flow, but my experience suggests the AHB threat in Texas is a bit exaggerated, at least in my area. I have encountered 2 coloneys that based on aggression were Africanized, but that is the exception. So I would not be concerned about the AHB threat from your package if it came from a reputable apiary.
TxBeek. KTBHs. Victoria, Tx. along the Gulf coast. Zone 9b.
Treatment free bees from traps and cutouts.