Got back from HAS this past saturday night. In one interesting conversation, details were discussed about a major package producer who brought in several truckloads of bees to shake bees from, and perhaps pull the queens also. This package producer was from Georgia. The bees were from California. So how old were the queens being pulled? How stressed were the bees? And to think how many stories I have heard about packages obsconding, failing, queens superseding, queens never laying an egg, and so on. Imagine that.....getting worn out, possibly tainted queens, last years queens, and bees from the west coast, after they were used for almonds. :x Hmmmm. And don't ask. I'm not naming names. This is for discussion. Not calling out people.