Re: Queens and genetics
Reading through this thread was like being in Alice in Wonderland when all the leaves were falling. Get a copy of Breeding the Honeybee by Brother Adam and see why the queen has an inordinate influence on the offspring. Also see why it is important to select the very best for breeding and why it is necessary to focus on a broad set of important traits and ignore things that don't matter.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest