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AG Queen Bees bookcover

Queen bee breeding

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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.

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

Author: Elizabeth Frost and Douglas Somerville

ISBN:  9781742569130 | 170 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B960

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2016