Re: Beginning in Queen Rearing: How to get from here to a genetic goal?
He can't use the Beltsville lab... He would be violating International law shipping samples into the USA
Adam. As far as selection goes, if you are up to a really dull read on Honeybee genetics and trait selection Brother Adams book (s) "Breeding the Honeybee" is about the best publication out there... "In search of the best strains of Bees" is a companion book that talks a lot about traits and how he selected for them... what can be selected for and what cannot. Has a nice chapter that lays out his priorities in order of importance.
I would start there and then progress into the actual queen rearing books... It sounds like your first goal is selection so start with that.
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