Welcome, I would love to hear of your experience with African bees and why you killed them rather than just re-queening.
Sorry for responding just now, was a little bit occupied
I killed the bees cause in my region the african bee density is to high for requeening. Made a lot of experience, but it is nearly impossible to requeen if there are african hives near the requeening hive.
I killed every day 3 to 7 african princess with their little invading sworms. It is like a horror film, you open a hive and the african bee attacks.
So i decided to kill all my african bees and to buy packet bees (italian). But even this will be difficult, cause from other beekeepers i know it needs 3 years to "clean" your region. With a lot of italian drones the african bees will be change a little bit, and at the end die suffering from hunger, or leave the area.
But it is like war!
Here we have a little forum of beekeepers with european bees. It´s a small group cause officialy it is impossible what we are doing
The government tells to public the african bee is the best, produce more honey and never get sick or varroa =:-) Totally crazy, but everybody accept this lie, not everbody, there is a little group of beekeepers who defends this lies
Thanks and will read/write us!