Selection for the Future is Underway March 8, 2011July 15, 2014 by Katie Lee Crop Protection Agents are working with California bee breeders to select this year’s queens from colonies with higher levels of Varroa resistance and performance. Gary Reuter and Katie Lee record measures of bee health from breeder colonies at Lohman apiaries. Photo by Katie Lee. Jackie Park-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queens. Photo by Katie Lee. David Yanke from Daykel Apiaries. Photo by Katie Lee. Shannon Wooten with Wooten’s Golden Queens. Photo by Katie Lee.