This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about the biology, rearing and breeding of queen bees.
Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, "Queen Bee" is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees.
It includes: Chapter One - Queen Bee Biology, Introduction, Castes, Anatomy & Lifecycle, Reproduction, Castes, Development, Egg Laying, Pheromones, and Diseases; Chapter Two - Queen Bee Rearing Equipment, Grafting & non-Grafting, Capture & Transport, Swarming & Nucleus Hives, and Nutrition; and, Chapter Three - Queen Bee Breeding, Genetics & Reprduction, Stock Selection & Improvement, Breeding Programmes, Instrumental Insemination, and Glossary.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 140 pages, 64 full-colour & numerous b&w diagrams/tables
- Publisher: Northern Bee Books
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: Apiculture (beekeeping)
- ISBN: 9781904846352