The quest for a super-bee

publication date: Jan 8, 2010
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Bee World  Vol.80 (2) 1999 pp. 55-60
Article TitleThe quest for a super-bee
Author(s)Leslie Bailey

Highly intensive selection of the honey bee for any quality may decrease resistance to its wide variety of enzootic pathogens by decreasing its genetic variability. Maintenance of naturally adapted regional strains, by traditional means, and management that least inhibits their essentially independent lifestyle may be more rewarding.

Keywords Honey bee,