Queen Rearing for Commercial and Hobby Beekeepers
Raising your own queens is Critical for the sucess of your hive.
Save money while having the satisfaction of self sufficiency
You control the quality and reduce the risk of introducing pests and diseases
Disease resistant breeding stock is now available
Well adapted local stock is utilized in matings, conserving bio diversity
By working with nature, a fascinating natural process is unveiled
Raising your own queens is the best investment of your beekeeping time
Honeybees are the only insect which can be instrumentally inseminated, allowing bee breeders to have complete control over the mating of the queens and drones.
Instrumental insemination allows two very powerful procedures which are not possible with naturally mated queens.
1. Queens can be mated to a single drone breed, simplifying selection for specific traits.
2. Queens can be mated to hundreds of different types of drones, maintaining genetic diversity.
Why use instrumentally inseminated queens in a breeding program?