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What kind of bees to get


#1

I am a beginner beekeeper again this spring. I kept two hives a fews seasons ago, but had to end it due to a move. I kept Italians in those hives (Langs). We are going with BeeThinking Warre hives this time. Just wondering if anyone has any advice as to the kind of bees we should order for our Mid Alabama hives. Also any advice for keeping bees in ware hives in hot humid climate?


#2

I would go with bees that are raised in a climate as close to possible as yours, regardless of their breed. Personally I populate all of my colonies with swarms, as they are local, often feral, and tend to do the best.

We have many hundreds of customers across the humid south and we’ve not heard of any issues with Warre hives.

Best,

Matt