The breeding of new stock can be complex. There is a need to improve the bees we have for all the often quoted reasons such as fecundity and calmness. Increasingly we may need to consider the ability of the bees to be able to tolerate or cope with certain pests and disease

This section will be developed. In the meantime the book on the right, "Laidlaw", is an excellent book in particular it explains the genetics very well.
Bee Breeding
A dietary phytochemical alters caste-associated gene expression in honey bees
Wenfu Mao, Mary A. Schuler, May R. Berenbaum

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off
Deadly Disease

Scientific Beekeeping
Putting Honey Bees into Perspective.
Honey Bees other than Apis mellifera