They were my first bees, i ordered four, three pound packages of them from Sears in 1965. They were a little bigger than the bees we have now and very gentle,and good honey producers. I had one queen that layed good for 5 years before they replaced her. Mine superseded with those little black german bees along the Big Sac river and became the meanest bees i've ever had. I understand they no longer exist. Jack
When they started the Midnights, they were a hybrid from several lines of Caucasians. Later they couldn't maintain all the lines so it became aa hybrid of Caucasians and Carniolans. The lines are no longer perpetuated and no one is doing a hybrid cross of similar lines. York was the last to sell them, that I know of. Dadant was selling them back in the 70's when I started.
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