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Record number 528657
Title The basic concept of honey bee breeding programs
Author(s) Uzunov, A.; Brascamp, Pim; Büchler, R.
Source Bee World 94 (2017)3. - ISSN 0005-772X - p. 84 - 87.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0005772X.2017.1345427
Department(s) Animal Breeding and Genetics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract Selective honey bee breeding is a phenomenon that fascinates beekeepers around the world. They often regard it as one of the most enigmatic and complex aspects of beekeeping. Indeed, according to our experiences participating in many international projects, both beekeepers and bee experts without a background in plant or animal breeding often have trouble correctly interpreting and conceptually visualizing the breeding process. These difficulties arise partly because of the complex reproductive biology of honey bees, where queens mate with a multitude of drones. Fundamentally the greatest struggle for people to understand is how selection of animals with preferred characteristics in one generation leads to improved progeny in the next.
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