Breeding Values & Selection

Estimation of breeding values and selection of the queens

The accurate estimation of queen breeding values (genetic value for breeding purposes) can be obtained only from data generated by unbiased and standardized performance testing of different groups of sister queens in various test stations. Additionally, the estimation includes information on the queen pedigree and performance data from the ancestors and genetically related individuals. The registry and ranking list of the tested queens is transparent and visible for any honey bee breeder and beekeeper.

Breeding Values and Selection