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Offline Bee Commander

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Queen Rearing Follies
« on: March 25, 2016, 10:21:32 am »
Grafted a small batch into a newly created cell builder a couple of days ago. I checked the grafts few days later and had zero acceptance. I was soo disappointed  thinking geez I suck at this!. I was making up Nucs same day and went to the boomer hive that I made most of the new cell builder out of. I found 5 emergency queen cells. I went right back to the cell builder and of course found the queen! Two steps forward and three back! At least I gained another Nuc with the emergency cells.
The weather is amazing here and its all I can do to keep ahead of my hives to keep them from swarming. Everything is a couple of weeks early here.

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Re: Queen Rearing Follies
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 11:14:47 am »
I've had plenty of days like that.  ;D At least there was no damage done.
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Re: Queen Rearing Follies
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 02:36:09 pm »
Guess the bees worked it out. :)
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Re: Queen Rearing Follies
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 12:03:05 am »
I've got virgin queens emerging in the incubator now and grafted 150 a couple of days ago.
I use the cloake board method.
I graft with the german grafting tool using royal jelly.
If I can stay out of the hospital I'll graft again next Monday. :yes:

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Re: Queen Rearing Follies
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 08:32:37 pm »
lets hope you DO stay out of the hospital Capt..   Pulling for you!!
    Looks like things are a couple weeks ahead of schedule here as well..   It annoys me that the bees did not wait until I was ready!!!   :laugh:
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Re: Queen Rearing Follies
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 08:40:49 pm »
Agreed :yes:
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