Bee Genetics and Breeding by Thomas E. Rinderer

By Thomas E. Rinderer

Bee Genetics and Breeding presents an outline of the nation of information in bee genetics and breeding. The publication is geared up into elements. half I bargains with the scholarly problems with bee genetics. it truly is meant as a reference resource for college students of either bees and genetics. it may additionally function a textual content for collage classes in bee genetics. subject matters mentioned comprise the evolution of eusocial bugs; geographical variability and class of honey bees; and behavioral and biochemical genetics of honey bees. half II bargains extra particularly with the sensible problems with bee breeding. The discussions comprise the quantitative genetics of honey bees; how you can outline and degree honey-bee features in order that the "best" mom and dad for honey-bee inventory development courses might be chosen; and mating designs. This part comprises enough advice for bee breeders to begin or enhance breeding courses. Apiculturalists quite often will locate this half specially fascinating because the caliber in their personal bee inventory depends upon the talents and data of the breeders who produce their queens.

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