The part that bugs me is if you buy a "Hybrid" at say $20 it basicaly ties you into replacing queens every year to keep these desirable traits.
If you have a large apiary this is not really cost efficient.
Second peeve is all the talk by breeders of Isolated apairies. What, do they all live on islands.
Unfortunately this with AHB is gradually forcing breeders to II.
Just my rambling....
\"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree<br />And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made<br />nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee<br />and live alone in the bee-loud glade.\"<br />-- WB Yeats