I am looking for a beekeeper or two located in the Northeast who would be interested in working on a selection project . My Karnica strain of Carniolans does very well in our Ohio winters, but I know there are much tougher conditions farther North. I would like to find a sideline beekeeper who raises their own queens and is non-migratory. For this beekeeper, I would supply instrumentally inseminated Karnica breeders (at no cost) to produce open mated queens to test/evaluate through the winter. The following spring, I would like 5-10 daughters (to use for drones) that performed well through the winter. My goal is to further improve winter hardiness in the strain. I think it would be best if you were able to evaluate 50-100 daughters which is why I am thinking a sideline operation may be best. If this sounds interesting, please email me directly or, I welcome any comments or suggestions.