Joseph Lofthouse wrote:31 dead colonies for us this year: Zero survivors. 40 plus years keeping bees. Some years are like that.
We're repopulating the hives this weekend with nukes from a warmer climate.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I think that to do local landraces right, that I'd have to get the bees out of town, and miles away from any other apiaries... The mal-adapted drone population is huge... And I expect so are the diseases brought in from the almond orchards.