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Bee Improvement
Where do we Start?

You need some knowledge first.

Bee improvement can only be achieved by assessing your colonies to see what you have, selecting the colonies you want to raise queens from, raising queens by whatever method is chosen and culling what you don't want. To reach that point there are a number of things you need to understand or be able to do, some of which I have listed below:-

You may think the above are good sensible measures, but in my opinion all beekeepers should be doing these anyway, whether they are trying to improve their bees, or not. Quite frankly I come across many beekeepers who consider themselves experienced who can't or don't do some of the above.

Roger Patterson.