We select colonies that create large populations and collect large amounts of nectar. The population is directly related to honey production
APPEARANCE & QUANTITY OF THE BROOD
We choose beehives in which the brood is solid without having many empty cells. The large number of frames with brood will give in the future more population in our colony.
With the selection programs we use we choose bees that have less tendency to sting so that we can work comfortably in our bees
In the improvement program we try to select bees that do not show a strong tendency for swarming. Frequent swarming in a colony is considered a disadvantage.
We select disease-resistant bees and always breed queens with selected genetic material from colonies that have not shown severe infestation, having satisfactory resistance to brood diseases.
Hygienic behavior is a trait that correlates with resistance to chalkbrood, Foulbrood, and Varroa. Bees with the trait are able to detect, uncap, and remove infected pupae before they become infectious, slowing the spread of disease and the population growth of the mite.
We choose colonies overwinters well and uses less honey stores during winter .