You know that sounds familiar; that Larry Conners and/or Steve Taber worked with the York Bee Co. to develope those lines. A mind is a terrible thing to loose.Seems like I recall Starline and Midnight being offered for sale in ABJs of the 1980s. But you could be and probably are correct.
Some how I thought that Larry Conners and Steve Taber had developed them together in FL. You could get them through Montgomery Wards catolog back when Monkey Wards sold livestock.