Re: Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees
If I had to choose, I'd rather have frozed drone semen from my best older breeder queens than keep the original queens producing with new semen.
I know the frozen semen is tricky to work with, but if you were quick and deliberate before your II queen was superceded, you'd get your new live, fresh source of specific line of virgins to continue your work.
You could keep your original frozen semen around for years for occasional influence back to your lines.
Those are your Heirloom seeds
Last edited by Lauri; 12-02-2014 at 02:56 PM.
Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.