Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE04-504.
My initial purpose was to produce more honey with less chemicals. I installed 100 packages of bees the first year and another 90 the second and also set up 30 more in August 2005. I have proven the mites can wipe you out the first winter sometimes and you don’t have to use the hard chemicals. Also that all queens are not equal and you must cull the bottom half to increase your net income. The industry also needs actual field testing of different supplier’s bees if we are going to improve as other farm productions have.