That would be it. I love all bees except really aggressive ones and I can fix that problem. I have bee yards out in the sticks, i have a friend whos family has 50 square miles of ranchland where I can put a hot hive until it's successfully requeened. They're coming, and no one is going to stop them. I'm a beekeeper who does removals not a terminix caller and not a guy with his head in the sand. If there was a way to make them all go directly to my house so only I had to deal with them, I would make that pact right now. Yes the prospect of Killer Bees coming to my home town excites me. Will I take them if they're the hottest hive anyone has ever seen? yep (even if they had to be destroyed ). Will I take them if no one knows theyre africanized and acting like european bees? yep. I never approach a swarm or hive as though its a trivial matter. Its good to see this news is rattling people, it should reinforce what most should instinctively know: Dont screw with a beehive, I will :thumbsup:Probably because they don't die.
An infusion of new genetics will do more good than harm for our bees. Ridding the environment of pesticides is a more pressing concern.A lot of 'natural' beekeeping is to allow queens to be superseded, to collect swarms and feral bees, etc. -- all of which means bringing in local genetics.