We have been raising better locally adapted bees for 15 years.
We are highly selective for health, mite resistance, honey production and temperament. We use I.I. (Instrumentally Inseminated) Breeder Queens and best Queen Rearing practices to make the Best Bees! Our Bees are locally adapted and have proven their qualities time and again.
”Do you believe in the Next Pesticide (to manage your mites) or should we be raising Better Bees?”
The varroa mite (Varroa Destructor) is a reality for current beekeeping. Mites continue to develop resistance to new products. But the good news is Honey Bees (apis meliffera) have the genetic capacity to fend them off themselves.
The Science is there. From the Feral Bees of the Arnot Forrest, to the U.S.D.A. Baton Rouge V.S.H. project (Varroa Sensitive Hygiene) the capacity for the bees to deal with the mites themselves is well documented.
Many leading Queen Breeders are working with better stock and making this available at a community level. While we have scaled up, we are also being even more rigorous in our selection process.