I get 150 to 200 lbs of honey per good hive each summer. And almost as much in fall.
Guess I could do better with non resistant bees.
If treatment free bees are as good,
- why USA has big problems with varroa?
- why Canada has not at all varroa tolerant bee strains?
80% of beekeepers in Canada are professionals. Why they do not use them
many in France say that they have treatment free bees. It 2 y old research and it said that yield is 50% smaller.
Russian bee was tested long time ago in Europe and result was that it is not varroa tolerant and its yield is poor.
There are fresh conclusions from Europe that varroa tolerant strains have poor yield because colonies are small.
Information about these things is very confusing. Individual beekeepers say that it is fine but university reseach is oddly quiet. What is that?