Well, yes. I actually have two bee yards, one at my house and one about 15 miles away. The one at my house is sheltered and the other one is pretty much out in the open. The other bees didn't die, they came through a brutal NY state winter OK. Not great but OK. Mine at my house all failed. The unsheltered hives were very dry inside, maybe that helped them. The place at my house is somewhat darker, damper, etc. On the other hand, it could be the African blood that caused them to fail, I don't know. The others are run of the mill "Italians."Any thoughts on why they didn't make it through the winter?
A couple of questions if that's ok. You say you gave her about 6 weeks, did you requeen a hive with her or was it a package or nuc?I just killed my b weaver queen. I never had a hive so mean! I've had hives I've been scared of but this one was worse. I gave her about 6 weeks and finally killed her. All other b weaver queens have been good. They were bought last year.
Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes.If a little AHB makes them healthier, stronger, mite resistant, and slows CCD, isn't it worth a veil and smoker?