I am curious if anyone has had experience with queens from B Weaver in Texas. http://www.beeweaver.com/
What caught my attention is the claim that all bees, SMR or Allstar queens, are extremely hygenic and no chemicals are used in the hives to control mites. I am very inerested in a natural method to control mites. I dont mind giving them a try but I have a couple of questions if anyone can help.
1. Are they really better at hygenic behavior to reduce the mite threat or is this an exaggeration? Do they even have mites in that part of Texas?
2. What kind of bee would I get if a superseeded queen mated with my Italian or ferel drones?
3. How well do they overwinter?
Thanks for your feedback.