Harry Laidlaw shares his years of experience in queen bee rearing techniques with this 119-page book. Contemporary Queen Rearing is a classic guide and an essential read for the aspiring queen breeder. It begins by explaining pertinent information on the queen and her role in the colony, mating, and classifications. Other topics include the production of virgin queens, how to mate the queen, how to use the queen, as well as techniques behind producing packaged bees. A must-have for any serious beekeeper looking to expand their library.