The fate of your colony rests on which drones your queen mates with during her single mating flight. But don't stress - Lawrence J. Connor's Bee Sex Essentials will give you all you need to know about the sex life of bees, including how bee genetics affect sex determination, information on drone diversity, and a model breeding program for you to start developing the best strains of bees that you can.
- Soft cover
- 152 pages
- Covers how the hive regulates drone and queen production, and how they mate and influence the entire colony
- Contains a sample bee breeding program for beekeepers who want to produce colonies with desirable traits, such as local acclimation and mite-resistance
- Features all full color photos to help you understand the Essentials