It's great to see an upswing in the queen breeding / rearing forum. In times past, it was just a few of us who stopped by.
Kudos to Old Sol and the rest of us who trying to get back to the basics of strong genetics.
I sometimes wonder if honeybee genetics could go down the same path as our seed industry. ("terminator hybrids",and such, that would cause the rest of the industry to be held hostage to patented varieties...and then be held liable for infringement for propegating...etc...)
What do you think? Anything's possible, I suppose. Just look at how many crop varities have been lost over the years, and how monoculture has complicated things.