I didn't want to make it look like I was high jacking some ones thread.
Queen rearing kit, does any one have one from Brushy Mountain or Better Bee.
Or should I bother to get one.
As I have said before, I started 9 years ago with two colonies I bought from some one that had seem to have lost interest, and neither survived.
The frames that I took honey from brought me a colony out of the woods.
With in a couple years I had several colonies.
Every time I buy a queen I end up getting aggressive bees when they mate with what is around.
As i understand this is hybrid bees.
Now, I plan on raising some queens this year from my stock.
The last bought queen I had was super ceded this spring and this colony is aggressive.
These splits I have made from my colonies this year so far are gentle.
Now, I know I can get new queens by just (boxing and framing) around.
I have the extra equipment.
Or would it be best to get a kit?
doak aka Don