Catchy title huh? I hope this is in the right area of the forums. Sorry mods if it's not. Anyway...I was curious about the ankle biter bees. Do they overwinter like Italian's or more frugal like Carniolan's? I don't know much about them, but my goal in the long term is to be treatment free. I was curious about what would be the best bee breed for that? Last year I had Italian's and I treated for mites about 2 months after I got them. In the fall I was late on the treatment and by that time it was to late to save them. To much going on and it got ahead of me. So I am looking for a possible treatment free or maybe one that could be more forgiving in treatments? I have been looking into maybe the ankle biter's or possibly the beeweaver bee from BeeWeaver? Or maybe something I haven't heard of yet? Anyone know of a bee that is total chaos on varroa? This is the year of revenge since they took my bees last year!