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I read in Larry Connor's article in the December issue of ABJ about a line of bees that Dr. Hunt at Purdue has developed, with varroa tolerance/resistance and adaptability to our local environment in mind. I did a search on Purdue's site, but have not found anything about such stock. Does anybody know more about it? Were they made available commercially?
Thank you for any info you may have and want to share.
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I have talked w/ Dr Hunt a couple of times in the past (last, about a yr ago) and at that time they were not available "direct", but this may have changed too.

Any info you find would be appreciated.
 

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Dave, I contacted Dr. Hunt and he told me that his bees are currently not available commercially. One way to get some of those genetics is to go through his queen rearing class, or to contact one of several beekeepers in the state that he worked with in the past. He was kind enough to share the names with me. If anyone is interested I will forward that information to them.
 
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