Relatively inexperienced keeper here with a question about bee lineage, and I apologize ahead of time if this question is long winded. Our start in keeping was a hive of bees taken from a downed tree 3 years ago. These girls have wintered in the armpit of the Snowbelt in Northwestern PA, are very docile to work with, and very productive. Seeing as I have had a variety of people ranging from the state inspector to local keepers expressing interest in acquiring queens from this hive, I am very interested in keeping this line going.
My brother in law is the local swarm remover, and I occasionally will have the opportunity to get a swarm if I want. So my question is, would introducing swarm hives into my yard affect the bee line that I want to keep going?