So I ordered a new queen for my bee yard. This queen is a VSH(varroa sensitive hygienic) queen. I plan on keeping a few of these hives in the yard but not my primary stock. I will be cross breeding them with my Italians and home of the survivor stock from a feral hive behind the house.
I'm getting this queen from a Farm from East NC called Mott Bee Farms. Check out the link to their web site.
My plans are to get a few more splits. I will try to get at least 7 to 10 hives going this year.