This is a fairly recent article on factors affecting queen potential ranging from preconception to mating and later exposure to different pathogens. Tarpy is one of the authors.
It explains how queen size can be useful prediction of performance potential. A fair bit on common disease effects on her potential. Why requeening often cures colony problems.
No earth shattering revelations but a fairly comprehensive layout of knowledge a beekeeper should have presented in easily understandable language.