The left is Erik Österlund, Wayne Peters, then Ed Lusby, the founder of our system, and Hans-Otto Johnson, Norway, with 600 small cell hives.
Erik:He’s a rancher (cowboy) who’s name is Wayne Peters. He took us to the cliff in the mountains behind us (southern Arizona supposedly Africanized) where a feral colony had been living for 20 years. We investigated it and took comb samples, just a veil and a smoker, easy bees, no killers. We managed to take some comb at the outer edge of the broodnest, about 5.0. So most probably at the inner core of the broodnest absolutely smaller than that. The rest was inside the cliff impossible to reach unfortunately. Wayne Peters is no beekeeper.
The second is Michael Palmer from Northern Vermont, third Michael Bush, then Dean Stiglitz, Dee Lusby,
Erik Österlund, Ramona Herboldsheimer and Sam Comfort.
Ed and Dee Lusby, Arizona
Erik Österlund, Sweden
Thore Härnkloo Sweden
Hans-Otto Johnsen Norway
Olle Ohlsson Finland
Stephan, La Palma, Bernardo, La Palma
Bernardo lives nearby and struggled all the time with me, all the 10 years
– without his help I wouldn’t have achieved it
Adriano, Italy, Iris and Stephan