Re: Why would I be told that an inhouse queen is a bad idea?
Well, Mel D. clearly states that a brood break properly timed will control the mite population as in :
Originally Posted by grozzie2
Reportedly works for him.
....a queen cell in July will break the mites’ breeding cycle and this queen will go on and outbreed the mites favoring a successful overwintering...
If I try to do the same, what is wrong and where is the catch?
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.