I am wondering about grafting queens from hives that build up early. Obviously this would just be one of the traits.
First of all; how much of it is hereditary and how much of it is based upon hive strength, lack of mites, food storage, etc.
Second, can early build up actually be a detriment if they start too soon without enough pollen coming in?
Third, is it possible to select for queens that start to build up later yet will surpass a hive that starts to build up sooner?
How much emphasis do you place on that trait?
Hoping to glean some wisdom from those that have had more experience than I.
Thanks.

Hartz