With your help we aim to produce a genetically diverse base of hygienic queens capable of varroa resistance .
A successful bee genetics project will give Australian beekeepers a head start on selection of Varroa resistant queens, as well as knowledge of the tools and methods required to select and maintain resistant stock. Thus, this project will improve the health of Australian honey bees and reduce the threat of Varroa to Australian pollination and honey bee industries .
By using a combination of new tools, hygienic testing & genetic markers we will initially be testing if we can predict and measure a colonies ability to detect and remove unhealthy or varroa infested brood without having an active mite infestation.
Here is where we will update news about the project as it progresses.
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