Hi guys, I ordered 2 Carni nucs from a local, respected beekeeper up here and picked them up and installed them a few weeks ago. When we got them, though, there was a bit of a rush and we didn't get much of a chance to go through the frames before we transferred them (although he guaranteed everything was good and disease free - the inspector had just visited). In any event, he made a comment that one of the queens looked like a Cordovan queen rather than the Carni that we paid for. Although I was a little irritated that he didn't know, I was in a good mood and figured "what the hell, lets see how it goes anyway."
The bees are doing great, so I'm happy. But does anyone on here keep Cordovans? I know next to nothing about them (except that they are frequently used for genetics studies), and am willing to give the "mystery queen" a try. Is there a way I can tell if she's a Cordovan (other than killing her and shipping her off to a lab)? I was under the impression that he had just requeened, so her workers may not have even hatched yet...
What do yall think about these bees?
We also just got our Russians two days ago... very excited!