VSH bee choices for a beginner.
It has been (strongly) suggested to me that when I buy my first bees, I should get 1) local, 2) Italian and not try any other bee race for at least three years.
Today I found the BeeWeaver and the Saskatraz Bees - and have heard of others mentioning or advertising Verroa Senstive Hygiene bees - and with all three, their temperaments have been a mix review. Some say that they are gentle, others say that they are mean.
Either way, are these bees something a beginner should even consider? Part of me thinks that at least if there is a fighting chance of survival, maybe it would outweigh the bumps and bruises along the way.
What do you think?
Photini Grace, Beekeeper Newbee.
Just sayin' --- er --- warning, actually.