I WAS being excessively picky. and intolerant .!
Something that has allways been a bad button for me is when I or someone wants to try something different and the man cames along and says (GET BACK ON THE PATH SON YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME AND HE NEVER ASK WHAT i WAS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH)
There was something in this statment that triggered me, combined with some past posts
Buying bees from Georgia (where it's hot) and expecting them to do well in Vermont (where it's often cold) is being a little naive.
I had taken this advice last year. 90% of my so called northern Ital. are dead, 2/3 of my russ are dead, my carni is dead, but the smr bees(from sunny cali) I bought are strong as ever, if I stayed on the beaten path I would have no bees right now........go figure! there was very little if no mites all winter and still my mite drop is about 1 per day per hive
with no meds this spring at all... the bees that dead all had food...!
IMO mwiehn was asking for peoples experances with hygienic or Russian, or SMR, or NWC queens. And that is what I gave. no more.
and when a newbee asks a question of a bunch of old master beekeepers if they decide to give more info it would do the newbee and the master justice if that info was correct......!
But you are right, I am excessively picky. and intolerant and I'm sorry for that but never the less it is who I am and something I deal with on a day to day basis.........I have never done well around people and that is why I live way up in the mountains, it seems as though i've angry some people off here more then once, So apperently I need to stay offline too.........! I was just responding to a post that I thought I was a part of
and I felt naive and vermont were a little to close together......