Any comb has to be inspected by the state before it can be sold and moved between apiaries. As far as SHB go. we have SHB here where I live not because guys were inporting nucs from Georgia. I am amazed at how many people blame SHB on Ga Nucs or Packages for that matter. SHB found my hives within 4 weeks, and I certainly can assure you that there were not any in the package I recieved last year. They are all over at this point. maybe not p north so much, but you cannot blame Ga thats for sure.
"4. Adapted? In 3 weeks you get all new bees. Only if the queen is local, perhaps they will be adapted. I'm not really sure there is such a thing. Who needs to adapt to Ga?"
Have you ever lived in Ga? Its like saying I wouldnt have to adapt to New York or Mississippi. Last year at this time we were not inches down on water, we were FEET, over 10 if I am not mistaken. This year, we are well above the level we normally are. I have a picture of my thermometer at 118 degrees last year........i thought surely not, so I got another one, and yes it was 118 and sometimes 119, that counts almost 100% humidity. Gotta watch what you say. I have been and lived all over the world in my young 34 years of age, but I can assure you that the only place i have ever, and I mean ever been during the summer that can be this hot and dry is Thailand.....at that was freaking miserable.And if the queens and Nucs are not at their prime, well then, I am a fool, and should be taken for one. I do a lot of research now and talk to people about the different beeks and reputations.........Just because I live in the south and am from Tn, please do not take me for a fool.....