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  1. #1
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    Default New to breeding

    I live in lower Alabama and looking to start breeding next spring. This will be my second year and going to get a good head start. What is the best way to get into queen breeding and what are some good books to invest in? Thanks for any help.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Default Re: New to breeding

    Queen Rearing Essentials by Dr. Larry Connor is good.
    To use the correct term you will be a queen producer or rearer. A queen breeder has hundreds of hives with drone yards geographically isolated with various stocks and usually a PhD in Entomology with a strong background in bee genetics.
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    Default Re: New to breeding

    Thanks for the reply. Yes queen producer long way from any PhD. Lol. I will check into that book.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Default Re: New to breeding

    Im reading Mike bush's "Classic Queen Rearing Compendium" it covers queen rearing by Doolittle,Miller,Alley,Smith,Hopkins, and Pellett. Lots of good info in this book. Steve
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