Standard methods for rearing and selection of Apis mellifera queens

Here is an excellent article published in the Journal of Apicultural Research 52 (1) 2013 which overviews good methods for queen rearing and breeding selection methods.

http://bib.irb.hr/datoteka/616219.JAR_52.1.07.pdf

R Büchler, S Andonov, K Bienefeld, C Costa, F Hatjina… – Journal of Apicultural …, 2013
The richness in biodiversity of races and ecotypes of Apis mellifera reflects a long lasting,
continuous mating and testing are needed for the improvement, comparison and exchange of
breeding stock, and to of high quality queens, both in a physiological and in a genetic sense.

In the Media: SARE Blog

Here’s a story about my bee breeding project SARE put together

Beekeeper Conducting Stock Improvement Program for a More Sustainable Honeybee

By Candace Pollock 12/05/2012

CLINTON, Tennessee– A beekeeper in eastern Tennessee is hoping to give the struggling honeybee a fighting chance against pests and diseases through a bee stock improvement program. Michael Wilson of Rosecomb Apiaries…

Read the full story here..http://www.southernsare.org/News-and-Media/Press-Releases/Beekeeper-Conducting-Stock-Improvement-Program-for-a-More-Sustainable-Honeybee