Basic selection program for Authentic Apis mellifera carnica

Nation wide beekeepers perform “basic selection program” on their colonies.

Because of intensive build up swarming is a hive management issue and not a genetic issue.

Low swarming tendency: some queen cells with brood are present, but the overall colony condition does not indicate immediate swarming activities. The preparations for swarming may be stopped by destroying the swarm cells and offering additional comb space.