The inspector told me that this has been a problem all over the east coast of the US. Has anyone else heard this?
I have had problems getting hives to accept new queens that I installed. They have killed my replacement queens. I still blame this more om my efforts than on the bees' bad behavior. But I read a lot in Bee Culture of many beekeepers having the same problems. So right now I chaulk it up to just a coinsidence. I have a few other theories, but don't have enough (any) evidence.
I got my packages from Hardeman....
I got my replacment queens from
1 - Allen's in California
2 - Betterbee (don't know were they came from, but they were accepted)