I currently have Italians, picked them up about 3weeks ago from a nice bloke in Surry Hills the queen is 12 months old so I guess I will have a year of learning before I re-queen. Seem to be a strong Hive and haven't had any fromblems when I open the hive up.so I'm hoping to get a bit of Honey this season. The Nuc is Italians also with a new queen though I'm not sure how long it will be before I get them. Hopefully not too long now though I'm hoping for so Honey.
I'm starting to get itchy fingers though as Ive seen some hive advertised though worried about problmes or week hives.
I'm on 60 Ac with heaps of Native Flora around with a couple of spring fed creeks so I'm hoping that the bees will have a nice enviroment to make lots of honey.
I enjoy reading your posts and thanks for your intrest.