hi mike, thanks for your reply.
sorry to hear that you had a dry year! did you go to the heather? ours was ok, better than the one before.
yes me and my father run around 600 hives. we also run about 300 mating nucs.
Can we restock the uk bee population with bees from australia?
No not a chance! I can not take that as a serious question ben.
However i belive that there is nothing wrong with the British bee. I would encourage people to breed more from there own stocks or try to buy from British...