Re: BeeWeaver bees
Yes, they are mite resistant, no, they are not as mite resistant as the line of bees I have maintained for the last 12 years. They range from moderately to highly defensive defensive where highly defensive means full suit and plenty of smoke before opening. They tend to issue usurpation swarms from early August until late September. I do not recommend keeping these bees if your hives are in a public area or if children will play near them.
With all that said, I have a very good second generation queen from a BWeaver queen purchased in 2015. When crossed to drones from my bees, they gentled down and turned into a manageable colony. I plan to raise several queens from her this year.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest