I have been thinking about giving Russian bees a try. I have read about some of the +/s vs -/s but what do you Beeks that have been keeping them awhile think overall? I am a traditional hobby beekeeper with lots of experience with the Langstroth system. Soon I will be setting up a Modified Warre hive with Kelly foundationless full frames that I will cut down to fit the Warre hive bodies. In the end I hope to have a Hive that requires less maintenance, medication or inspections. I don't care that much about maximum honey production. I am looking for a bee candidate for a more natural style of beekeeping. Less medication, more natural disease/parasite resistance, gentleness/handling, cool/rainy weather adaptability.