Re: Queen breeding question
Why not try it out to see for yourself?
Put in some time to learn what is right for your local environment. What do you have to lose?
At least find out what bee genetic is available in your area, right. Over here I found out that there is
a high 90% concentration of carnis vs the Italians/Cordovans that I keep. So if one day I like to keep the carnis it will
be a perfect combination. Besides, the genetic diversity is enough for my queen raising and selection process. I get
to pick the bees that I like to keep. Isn't that enough fun for trying it out?
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?