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.
Queen cell production
Pests and diseases
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 bee introduction
Queen markets, interstate movement regulations and levies
Calendar of operations
Published in 2016, Queen bee breeding is part of the AgGuide series and is 170 full-colour A4 pages.