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Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Breeding

By: David Woodward

140 pages, 64 full-colour & numerous b&w diagrams/tables

Northern Bee Books

Paperback | Oct 2010 | #188390 | ISBN-13: 9781904846352
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About this book

This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about the biology, rearing and breeding of queen bees. Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, "Queen Bee" is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees. It includes: Chapter One - Queen Bee Biology, Introduction, Castes, Anatomy & Lifecycle, Reproduction, Castes, Development, Egg Laying, Pheromones, and Diseases; Chapter Two - Queen Bee Rearing Equipment, Grafting & non-Grafting, Capture & Transport, Swarming & Nucleus Hives, and Nutrition; and, Chapter Three - Queen Bee Breeding, Genetics & Reprduction, Stock Selection & Improvement, Breeding Programmes, Instrumental Insemination, and Glossary.

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David Woodward has been teaching beekeeping and queen bee rearing since 1997 and manage 350 beehives at Telford Rural Polytechnic in New Zealand. Acknowledged worldwide as an expert in his field Woodward has written may articles and published numerous papers.

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