Diagnosing queen problems: is it the queen, the colony, both, or neither? (YBKA)
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Diagnosing queen problems: is it the queen, the colony, both, or neither?
This talk – which offers practical advice based on empirical research – looks at different symptoms and deciding whether or not the problem is the queen’s fault. A lesson in showing how we blame the queen way more often than is actually her fault!
David has been a Professor of Entomology and the Extension Apiculturist at North Carolina State University since 2003. His research interests focus on the biology and behaviour of honeybee queens to better improve the overall health of queens and their colonies. His work has provided some of the best empirical evidence that multiple mating by queens confers multiple and significant benefits to colonies through increased genetic diversity of their nestmates, particularly through increased tolerance to numerous diseases.
Dr David Tarpy