Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw
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ISBN: 9781878075086
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"Written for beekeepers who know little about genetics and geneticists who know little about beekeeping." Chapter topics are: Brief history of queen rearing, The queen, The production of queen cells, Mating the virgin queens, The care of queens, Controlled mating, Genetics, Selective breeding, The genetic basis of disease resistance, Bibliography, Remarks, Whimsy and Index.

Queen Rearing

Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN:
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A brief biography of the slave who escaped to freedom with his family and other runaway slaves on a captured Confederate gunboat.

Queen Bee Breeding

Author: Elizabeth Frost
Publisher: NSW Agriculture
ISBN: 1742569226
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether your goal is to rear a few queen bees or thousands, this manual provides the basic knowledge and instruction to get you started and can be applied to beekeeping operations ranging from several thousand colonies to one or two. A successful queen bee producer is well organised, committed, and pays attention to hygiene, pest and disease status and environmental conditions at all apiaries: be they mating or queen breeding apiaries or those holding production and support colonies. With practice, you can refine your queen rearing methods to suit your operation and resources. This manual can always be your point of reference. Rearing queen bees is a specialist job. It takes a significant level of experience and resources to produce good quality mated queens. In addition, rearing your own queen bees can be a lot of fun and can add an extra interest to your beekeeping. Queens of superior quality result from a combination of: · good drone rearing and stocking practices · good queen rearing practices · a program of continual stock selection. Each of these three elements is addressed in-depth throughout this manual. This publication was written by technical specialists of the NSW Department of Primary Industries and produced by Education Delivery, Tocal College. It supports the following competencies from AHC10, The National Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package: · AHCBEK402A Perform queen bee artificial insemination · AHCBEK407A Rear queen bees

Queen Bee

Author: David Woodward
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ISBN: 9781904846352
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Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, this book is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees. Chapter one covers queen bee biology, chapter two looks at queen bee rearing, and chapter three covers queen bee breeding.

Bee Genetics and Breeding

Author: Thomas E. Rinderer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483270033
Format: PDF
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Bee Genetics and Breeding provides an overview of the state of knowledge in bee genetics and breeding. The book is organized into two parts. Part I deals with the scholarly issues of bee genetics. It is intended as a reference source for students of both bees and genetics. It could also serve as a text for university courses in bee genetics. Topics discussed include the evolution of eusocial insects; geographical variability and classification of honey bees; and behavioral and biochemical genetics of honey bees. Part II deals more specifically with the practical issues of bee breeding. The discussions include the quantitative genetics of honey bees; ways to define and measure honey-bee characteristics so that the "best" parents for honey-bee stock improvement programs can be selected; and mating designs. This section contains sufficient guidance for bee breeders to initiate or improve breeding programs. Apiculturalists generally will find this part especially interesting since the quality of their own bee stock depends on the skills and knowledge of the breeders who produce their queens.

Better Queens

Author: Jay Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781614760511
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Jay Smith was one of the great beekeepers and queen breeders of all time. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. This is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is also a method that does not require grafting, good for those of us who can't see well enough to graft, and does not require the purchase of special equipment, good for those of us lacking in the funds to buy one of the graftless systems on the market.