If you think breeding roses is hard...

…imagine breeding bees. Not only are they hard to work with, but they also have a bizarre haplodiploid system of genetics.

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/08/030822074151.htm

Very interesting, but yes, I prefer breeding roses! With roses, you might get pricked with a thorn or two, but no stings and they have much more variability and give so much to us in their beauty and fragrance. And the bees like them too!