Authors

Standard methods for rearing and selection of Apis mellifera queens.

Ralph Büchler1*, Sreten Andonov2, Kaspar Bienefeld3, Cecilia Costa4, Fani Hatjina5, Nikola Kezic6, Per Kryger7, Marla Spivak8, Aleksandar Uzunov2, Jerzy Wilde9.

1LLH, Bee Institute, Erlenstrasse 9, 35274 Kirchhain, Germany.
2Faculty for Agricultural Science and Food, bul. Aleksandar Makedonski b.b., 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
3Länderinstitut für Bienenkunde Hohen Neuendorf e.V., Friedrich-Engels-Str. 32, 16540 Hohen Neuendorf, Germany.
4CRA-API, Bee and Silkworm Research Unit, Via di Saliceto 80, 40128 Bologna, Italy.
5Hellenic Institute of Apiculture (N.AG.RE.F.), N. Moudania, Greece.
6Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
7Department of Integrated Pest Management, University of Aarhus, Forögsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark.
8Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA.
9Apiculture Division, Faculty of Animal Bioengineering, Warmia and Mazury University, Sloneczna 48, 10-710 Olsztyn, Poland.

Received 28 March 2012, accepted subject to revision 13 June 2012, accepted for publication 5 November 2012.

*Corresponding author: Email: ralph.buechler@llh.hessen.de