Re: new package bees aggression
This is about it.
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
This year the local package buyers got lots of "Russian" packages - to their surprise per what I hear (they only found out when picking up the boxes and saw "Russian" markings on them).
I am now waiting for many of those package buyers to start complaining (after so many years of Italian/Carni generic packages).
People definitely got spoiled by generic "almond bees" here and working their bees in T-shirts.
Will see what develops this summer with all the hybrids flying about (Buckfast too in the mix; gonna be something).
I am readying the traps!
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.