Re: Well this might change things!
As a matter of fact, the grafting itself might have a part of the messing normal processes.
Originally Posted by Gray Goose
With bees, we don't want the "mono-culture" - but the grafting kind of like feels as if producing mono-culture queens.
Moreover, I will share soon my results of cell size observations for the 2019 samples.
In general the natural combs have sections of cells with different sizes.
Now - did anyone bother testing the genetics of the bee cohorts coming out of those different cell regions?
Are they the same? Are they not the same? Does it matter?
Pretty sure - no one ever bothered - probably did not even cross their minds.
(because you know - for most all researchers the cells are the same 5.4mm standard foundation-based - the researchers don't know any better - why should I trust these findings?)
Back to the mono-culture queens since the human-picking the particular larvae for grafting really has no real rhyme or reason (let us call it an "art").
Last edited by GregV; 11-13-2019 at 08:04 PM.
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