Brandy, are the mites bad in Colorado, or are the bees just being shipped with them?Just a heads up with the 4,000 packages from Olivarez. They'll make a boat load of honey and a boat load of mites. Make sure you treat them...fwiw Easily 1,000 mites dropped off in the fall!!
I got two Oliverez Carniolian hygenic queens in my two nucs this spring. They were installed about 24 April. By mid-June one of them had essentially quit laying and was being superceded. The other one is going strong. Shipped too cold? Poorly mated? I'm a klutz? Dunno. Other members of my club have developed misgivings about this particular source.i havent gotten them yet, but i have a couple packages and some queens coming this spring. they are from Oliverez out in California. someone local ordered a mess of queens and 4,000 packages and is reselling them here in MI.