Are there really any native bees left anymore or are feral hives these days just remnant swarms from apiaries and crossbred queens from various drones. I want to believe there are still survivor stocks surviving in the wild but i find it difficult to believe that they haven't been infiltrated by other various genetics from surrounding apiaries. If such a feral stock does exist do you think they are superior breeds or just overall swarmy and mean. Would there be any way to tell if the bees were from around the area or not. I ask all this because ive had some bad luck with commercial bought queens and was thinking about rearing some queens from feral hives. I know Michael Bush says the F1 hybrids(first offspring) from commercial queens can have bad temperment. I think that's what i'm experiencing right now. All opinions welcome.