Queen Rearing

Swarm Box Construction and Use

In the summer, Noel Power held a Queen Rearing workshop for members of CCBKA and some details and photos from the weekend are up on this post.

Noel has put together this document on the method he uses.

Queen Rearing Part 1: Swarm box construction and use.

Part II and III are to follow.

Bee Breeding Selection Process

The following article, originally published in the Journal of Apiculture Research, provides the methods currently used in modern queen rearing, selection, and breeding.

The methods outlined in this article can serve as a standard for scientific and practical beekeeping purposes.

Click the link to view and download the PDF: Standard methods for rearing and selection of Apis mellifera queens 2.0