There is a company in Hawaii called Kona Queen. They have some of the most gentle queens I have ever worked with. They will sell only one or two queens at a time. You know what you are getting and they can even give you a history if you want. They have marked and unmarked queens. They are mite resistant also.
I thought until recently, there were no mites on the islands. And even now, not sure if the mites are throughout the islands in the breeding operations. So I question the mite resistance of queens from an area void of mite pressure. Can you elaborate their breeding and resistant selection process? You got me wondering how all this works out in the islands. Thank you.