Can you provide the source for the queen and if this frame is a result of the original Saskatraz queen or a daughter.View attachment 40069
Our first year with Saskatraz but this is a frame from a nuc we dropped a queen and a frame of brood and a few shakes of bees in second week of April. Then more snow and cold hit and they just keep growing.
I wanted to add some good genetics and hoping this helps.
Colonies with some mite load but low DWV titer? That's what I want to see from this stock. Albert Robertson has said his "good" lines have high production but low DWV. Looking forward to see if this pans out. Of course, the "Saskatraz" stock in the US is from Olivarez....breeders from Robertson. Also, Albert has sent virgins to Coby for II. So there is some of that line out there.Varroa resistance?
Just across the lake. Probably a few days before you but not enough to make much difference. You finding your bees in general set back by the late spring MP? I put pollen sub on 4/1, they nibbled on it but mostly wanted the real stuff.Still early season here in the Champlain Valley. No pollen here this year until 4/22.