A few years ago the Russian bees were supposed to solve, or at least greatly help, the varoa mite situation. I don't hear as much about the Russians right now as I thought I might. What is happening? Is slow progress being made or are the Russians no longer thought to be that tolerate of the mite? I grow fruit in the NW and the beekeepers here are having a terrible time. I would like to get a few hives of my own, but don't know what to get or even if I should get any.