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Queen Bee Breeding

Handbook / Manual

Series: AgGuide Series

By: Elizabeth Frost(Author), Doug Somerville(Author), Jennifer Laffan(Editor), Lowan Turton(Illustrator), Nicholas Annand(Illustrator), Jessica Green(Illustrator)

170 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Paperback | Jan 2016 | #237337 | ISBN-13: 9781742569130
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NHBS Price: £92.99 $130/€105 approx

About this book

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.


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Queen cell production
Chapter 3 Grafting
Chapter 4. Nutrition
Chapter 5. Pests and diseases
Chapter 6. Reproductive biology
Chapter 7. Honey bee subspecies
Chapter 8. Breeding stock evaluation and maintenance
Chapter 9. Genetics and the honey bee
Chapter 10. Selective breeding programs
Chapter 11. Drone mother colony management
Chapter 12. Nucleus colonies and mating apiaries
Chapter 13. Catching, caging and shipping queen bees
Chapter 14. Queen banking
Chapter 15. Queen bee introduction
Chapter 16. Queen markets, interstate movement regulation and levies
Chapter 17. Controlled mating
Chapter 18. Calendar of operations
Chapter 19. Package bees

Further information

Appendix 1. History of artificial insemination of honey bees
Appendix 2. Method of artificial insemination
Appendix 3. Introduction and early performance of queen bees – some factors affecting success

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