Breeding the Honeybee

A Contribution to the Science of Beebreeding


Author: Brother Adam

Publisher: Peacock Press

ISBN: 9780907908326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

View: 2020

Development of hybrid honey bees


Author: Floyd E. Moeller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Honeybee

Page: 11

View: 4350

Geschiedenis en ontwikkeling van de kunstmatige inseminatietechniek tot een bruikbaar en noodzakelijk instrument voor het fokken van bijen, ontwikkeld en toegepast gedurende 20 jaar, in het hybride-bijen-programma van de "U.S. Department of Agriculture" en Canada. Aandacht voor geselecteerde voorbeelden van waargenomen variabiliteit binnen een populatie; problemen met het houden en instandhouden van door inteelt verkregen bijen; het nut en voordeel hiervan voor de industrie; toekomstige ontwikkelingen, zoals de behoefte aan fokmethoden met een minder intensieve inteelt en de ontwikkeling van koninginne- en spermabanken

Bee Genetics and Breeding


Author: Thomas E. Rinderer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483270033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 8314

Bee Genetics and Breeding provides an overview of the state of knowledge in bee genetics and breeding. The book is organized into two parts. Part I deals with the scholarly issues of bee genetics. It is intended as a reference source for students of both bees and genetics. It could also serve as a text for university courses in bee genetics. Topics discussed include the evolution of eusocial insects; geographical variability and classification of honey bees; and behavioral and biochemical genetics of honey bees. Part II deals more specifically with the practical issues of bee breeding. The discussions include the quantitative genetics of honey bees; ways to define and measure honey-bee characteristics so that the "best" parents for honey-bee stock improvement programs can be selected; and mating designs. This section contains sufficient guidance for bee breeders to initiate or improve breeding programs. Apiculturalists generally will find this part especially interesting since the quality of their own bee stock depends on the skills and knowledge of the breeders who produce their queens.

Breeding Honey Bees - A Collection of Articles on Selection, Rearing, Eggs and Other Aspects of Bee Breeding


Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473355176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 86

View: 9782

This volume contains a collection of articles on beekeeping, including information on selection, rearing, eggs, and many other aspects of bee breeding. Written in clear, concise language and complete with a wealth of interesting and practicable information, this collection will greatly appeal to the discerning beekeeper. It makes for a great addition to collections of bee-keeping literature. The articles contained herein include: 'A Manual of Bee-Keeping', 'A Modern Bee-Farm and Its Economic Management', 'Bees and Bee Keeping – A Plain and Practical Work', 'The American Bee Keeper's Manual', 'The Mystery of the Hive', and 'The Practical Bee Guide – A Manual of Modern Beekeeping'. We are proud to republish this vintage book, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on beekeeping.

The Hive

The Story of the Honeybee and Us


Author: Bee Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466870699

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2802

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent, or fantastical. The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes and Muhammed Ali. The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual. In this beautifully illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.

The african Honey Bee


Author: Marla Spivak,David J C Fletcher,Michael D Breed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000314499

Category: Science

Page: 435

View: 2657

The introduction and spread of the African honey bee and its hybrids in the New World has received substantial public and scientific attention. In this book the available scientific information concerning the identification, biology, and management of the bee is reviewed. This book is particularly timely, given the recent arrival of the African bee

Honey Bee Colony Health

Challenges and Sustainable Solutions


Author: Diana Sammataro,Jay A. Yoder

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439879419

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1093

Modern commercial beekeeping has changed from primarily honey production to crop pollination. With this change has come extraordinary stress—colonies are moved multiple times a year, increasing their exposure to diseases, parasites, and hive pests. Antibiotics and acaricides are being applied more frequently, resulting in resistance and comb contamination. The future use of bee colonies as mobile pollinator populations requires modern management methods with fresh perspectives on nutrition, breeding practices, and the role of microbes in sustaining colony health. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions summarizes the current status of honey bees and possible reasons for their decline. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a foundation for management methods that maintain colony health. Integrating discussions of Colony Collapse Disorder, the chapters range from information on the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the current status of the parasitic bee mites, updates on bee viruses, and the effects of these problems on our important bee pollinators. This indispensable text also presents methods for diagnosing diseases and updated information on the current status of bee breeding. Honey bee colonies are in greater demand and are renting for higher fees than ever before. Finding ways to prevent outbreaks of disease and to control parasites is essential for reducing colony losses. The accumulation of knowledge from a range of bee scientists, Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions aims to inspire future generations of researchers, beekeepers, and students to continue to study bees and keep them healthy and pollinating.