this post isn't getting the responses I thought it might get ,
GUEST I HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!
good points finman, the point I was trying to get at was, people selling italians, russians, cordovans, buckfast, and SMR ect. and open mating the queen's and then selling them as that line of bee even after generation and still open mating, that type of bee will bee no more after
so many breeding unless they AI. the way I see it , there aren't to many breeder's out there ( if any) that can sell you a italian or any thing else,)even with drone flooding areas, they aren't for sure there queens mated with there drone but go by good possibility, they can only sell you the bee's that act like the bee's you want. so if
what ever bee's any of you bought this year, odds are you only got a bee that acts like what you ordered. and to me the type of bee isn't important, this post was just something I was thinking about while I was drive to and from work.