Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 26, 2014, 11:36:42 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Queen genetic contribution  (Read 691 times)
Super Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1647

Location: Southeast Tennessee

Gamecock fan in UT land.

« on: December 16, 2011, 08:16:47 AM »

Ive read it somewhere, but now I cant find it. If I order queen cells from a breeder, how much of a contribution to my apiaries gene pool will she make after having been bred by my drones? Is it as simple as a 50/50 cross or is there dominate genes that only a queen will throw i.e color, temperament etc
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13978

Location: Nehawka, NE

« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 09:08:21 AM »

The drones a pure bred queen produces are all pure bred regardless of what drones she mated with as they make no contribution to the drones.  There are many cases where people "Italianized" an apiary in very few generations by leveraging that fact.

Michael Bush
My website:
My book:
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.095 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page November 14, 2014, 10:58:38 AM