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Hot genes still in my area. Got a swarm call 2 miles from home. Bees just arrived. 72 degree no wind. Nice looking swarm. Checked temprament by sticking my index finger deep into the swarm. No stings. Advised the audience that I was going to shake the small branch and bees were going to flare up. Shook the branch bare handed. Swarm dropped into catch box but 10 stung the back of my hand. Hot genes still live and well here.
While pulling a frame of eggs from a home hive to put into the new swarm hive box, I saw varroa in broken drone cells. 4 year survivor stock with no varroa treatment.
 
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