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First graft, 2019
« on: March 15, 2019, 07:23:48 pm »
We set up the starter hive yesterday and grafted 40 plus cells today. All Wayne's bees.

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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 10:55:24 pm »
Good luck!
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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:45:26 am »
Keep us updated!

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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 05:29:25 pm »
Didn't brush the bees off for an exact count, but it looks like about a 50% take. About 20 cells being drawn out and about the same being ignored. With the weather the way it is, I'm happy with that. I'll post an exact count in about 6 days when we move them into the incubator.
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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 08:45:56 pm »
Are the queens for personal use or sale? 
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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 08:54:32 pm »
Depends on final count. Restocking winter losses, then for sale. Will be raising for sale once winter losses are replaced.
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Re: First graft, 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 08:58:02 pm »
Moved 16 cells to the incubator today. Put 2 more frames in the starter to be cleaned. Will graft into them tomorrow.

16 of 40 doesn't sound too good, but it was rainy and cold here the day we grafted, so I'm not too awful disappointed.
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
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