Re: Moving hives across an ocean in the old days
Arbol, I've heard similar claims before regarding Spanish explorers. Truth is that the ship's manifests were very important documents in the day and every item on those ships was noted and a copy retained. The first entry for honey bees occurred somewhere around 1634 and was on a vessel bound for Jamestown, VA. Even the EAS, acknowleges that Jamestown is the the place where it all began.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.