I’m a newbie (in Sweden) and confused about what bees to populate my hive with.
I’ve found a neighbouring beekeeper with topbar hives some 500m from where my hive is to be situated. My main concern is not to do anything that may adversely effect affect beekeepers in my area. My ‘neighbour’ has Buckfast bees.
So my question is should I get the same variety of bee as my neighbour?
I also spoke to another beekeeper who lives 30km from here who has a completely different type of bee and was surprised about the Buckfasts. They all have the same type (not Buckfast) in their beekeeping area and fraternity and don’t want another variety in their vicinity. It is also possibility I could get a package of bees from this beekeeper.
Is there anything that should be considered if I do have a different variety?