Ive been trying to find a good way as well to auto sort bees but i havent figured it out yet either. I believe Apocolypic is right when he said the 0 1 sections apply to the same bee, thats what ive found as well. so if you had it: 0 diligent 1 resiliant then only diligent-resiliant bees would go there, not diligent and resiliant. It seems like this limits you to only 3 bee species per pipe exit which means you need a ton of pipes to sort everything. Ive tried using diamond pipes but they do not seem like they can tell the difference between any types of bees. what we need is something like a diamond apiarist pipe which gives you multiple slots that you can just place the different bees in and it sorts them.
Im willing to bet there is something in one of the mods that probably lets you sort the bees in a good way, I just do not know what that would be.
As for the types, are you trying to sort bees you havent found yet? It seems like in my world it shows me all the bees in the families I have found yet, even some specific bees that I dont even have that are still in the same family.
Diamond Pipes can't tell the difference between bee types because all of the bees added by both Forestry, Extra Bees and Thaumic Bees all share the exact same item IDs for drones, princesses and queens. This means that, since this is all that defines the bee that the Diamond Pipe can read (as it only takes into account the item ID and its durability value, not bothering with bee genomes) all bees of the same variety will flow the same way, e.g. if you put a drone in one row and a princess in another, all drones regardless of species will go one way and all princesses another.
So I guess I didn't make myself quite clear so I will explain it better:
What I mean by higher tier bees is better bees than the regular bees you get from bee hives scattered across the world (ex: diamond, cultured, diligent). When I use the sorting system the pipe shows it only shows the bees you get from hives. I am asking how you get the "higher tier bees" in that sorting system in the pipe. Do you just need those "higher tier bees" to go through it or is there another way?
Thanks for all the help so far!
I haven't done a whole lot with species sorting on Apiarist's Pipes, so I'm not sure. I remember that, on a Mindcrack Pack server I used to play on a lot, I made an automatic bees system and I had no trouble finding the appropriate species of bee (in this case, Imperial and Industrious.) I'm not sure what your problem could be caused by here, but perhaps Torkuda is right. Unless it's a very rare and difficult-to-acquire branch (e.g. Diamond or other mined-resource bees) I'd suggest getting a sample of all of the bees from that branch if you haven't already.
I'm not sure how many resources you have, but if you need greater chances of mutation when getting bees to complete that task, I've found Metabolic Frames immensely helpful or, if you have more resources to spare, an Eye of Ender each in four Mutators in an Alveary pretty much constitutes a 100% mutation chance for all species, at least for me.