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New to beekeeping. early retired at age 62.
I have been reading and studying on bees for 4 years but with a sick relative living with us we delayed taking action until this year.
Live in rural North eastern Ohio. 10 acres.
I will be trying the layens hives due to my own heart issues. But am open to all hive types for discussion.
I'm particularly interested in varoa resistant bees from the weaver farms does anyone know how they do in Ohio?
Does anyone have Any that are acclimatized locally in Ohio?
 

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Welcome!
I do not run Layens but they are tried and tested.
We all wish there were varroa-resistant bees but the best we can do is VSH, varroa-sensitive hygiene.
I am in 5b-6a WNY so maybe close to you temp wise?
Use the search here for your layens and you will find some great info on anything you want to know. If you have a question, the answer is in here somewheres 馃槆 you just have to look.
Enjoy!!
 

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Good luck! I am 61 and not yet retired. Looking forward to messing with my bees a lot more when I am, poor bees.

No truly varroa resistant bees, yet. Some may be better than others but as it stands now most hives will need treatments, unless perhaps your home is completely isolated from other bees. Not likely. Buy whatever bees you can conveniently, and once you are comfortable managing them you can replace the queen with a queen from Russian bees, or VSH bees or Indiana Mite Biters or Bee Weaver bees, which may be somewhat more resistant.
 

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New to beekeeping. early retired at age 62.
I have been reading and studying on bees for 4 years but with a sick relative living with us we snaptube vidmate delayed taking action until this year.
Live in rural North eastern Ohio. 10 acres.
I will be trying the layens hives due to my own heart issues. But am open to all hive types for discussion.
I'm particularly interested in varoa resistant bees from the weaver farms does anyone know how they do in Ohio?
Does anyone have Any that are acclimatized locally in Ohio?
Welcome aboard
 
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