About 40 Colonies
Most of my hives are from local sources, either from cutouts or swarms I captured. Since a swarm is proof of the vigor of the parent hive I've had great luck with them surviving without any treatments. There's been a wide variety of demeanor so I did purchase a couple queens and re-queened some of the worst tempered hives.I'm hoping these two can build up nicely. I'm going to take a swing at going treatment free and it seems like the way to do that isn't though package/non-local queens for the most part.