Increasing the production and use of disease and mite resistant queens adapted to northern conditions

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $11,478.28
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:
stewart jacobson
Illinois Queen Initiative

Annual Reports


  • Animal Products: honey


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health
  • Crop Production: beekeeping
  • Pest Management: genetic resistance

    Proposal summary:

    The goal of this project is to increase the production of queens in Illinois adapted to northern conditions that also possess resistance to diseases and destructive mites. The project will train 50-60 beekeepers in queen rearing and provide ongoing support and additional learning opportunities in order to increase their chances of success.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.