where to find pure, old or heirloom bees
i was thinking of getting becoming a bee whisper :) but its rural and not seen any fly aways. i was thinking .. if the modern high out put bees have something to do with CDD or not .. either way where would i find older species of pure bees ie Apis mellifera mellifera maybe from a bee keeper like a heirloom not big breeder. in other words possibly care alot about the bees not just making as many baby bees as possible.
but i need a older bee that will over winter as they will never be on a truck or sprayed. high production is not critical and i will likely have a second hive located on a different spot by time they swarm hoping they will find the hive. i wouldnt want anything excessively aggressive