AgGuide - Queen Bee Breeding

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Author:   Elizabeth Frost & Doug Somerville
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9781742569130  
Product Id:   5643
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 H x 21 W
Pages: 170


The definitive publication on queen bee breeding in Australia. Covers cell raising, grafting, nutrition, pests and diseases, reproductive biology, genetics, mating apiaries, queen banking, controlled mating, packaging and much more.

Table of Contents
  • Queen cell production

  • Grafting

  • Nutrition

  • Pests and diseases

  • Reproductive biology

  • Honey bee subspecies

  • Breeding stock evaluation and maintenance

  • Genetics and the honey bee

  • Selective breeding programs

  • Drone mother colony management

  • Nucleus colonies and mating apiaries

  • Catching, caging and shipping queen bees

  • Queen banking

  • Queen bee introduction

  • Queen markets, interstate movement regulations and levies

  • Controlled mating

  • Calendar of operations

  • Package bees