edited by Thomas Rinderer
2008 reprint (first published 1986) 426 pages
A thorough review and introduction to the science of bee genetics and breeding. Part I discusses bee genetics with world authorities providing overviews of knowledge of bee evolution, classification and the genetics involved. Part II covers practical aspects of bee breeding and provides detailed information on selection, mating designs, the storage of genetic material, instrumental insemination and what bee breeding can achieve. This part of the book will be of value to those who are practically involved in queen rearing and honey bee selection programmes. A thorough text for those with serious interest in bee breeding and genetics.