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Forum: The Queen & Bee Breeding

Queen characteristics, behaviors, problems as well as bee breeding.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding Mite Resistance - The Journey

    Started by JRG13, 01-06-2017 02:20 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    03-19-2017, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: first attempt at queenrearing

    Started by squarepeg, 12-08-2012 09:16 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 94,683
    02-21-2017, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 05-08-2015 09:46 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 66,604
    02-21-2017, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames

    Started by Lauri, 08-17-2013 04:20 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 144
    • Views: 111,091
    02-20-2017, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: My Cell Building Methods

    Started by Michael Palmer, 07-07-2010 07:50 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 94,280
    01-21-2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Started by Ddawg, 01-20-2015 08:43 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 106,240
    01-04-2017, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  1. Need advice on first queen rearing attempt

    Started by beeker, 03-24-2017 02:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 731
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  2. How to select or breed bees that survive without treatment

    Started by Riverderwent, 02-22-2017 11:02 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Frame rest?

    Started by PyroBee, 03-14-2017 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 685
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  4. 3D Printable Mating Nuc, alpha version

    Started by rniles, 01-31-2017 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,820
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  5. Making your own queen cups

    Started by Learning2Bee, 03-25-2017 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 397
    Yesterday, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Nicot 101

    Started by aunt betty, 02-25-2017 06:22 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 3,651
    03-25-2017, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Started by Jpoindexter, 01-21-2012 05:01 AM
    20 Pages
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    • Replies: 385
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    03-24-2017, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  8. Drone yards

    Started by ILpreacher, 03-24-2017 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 203
    03-24-2017, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  9. Are there any "pure" breeds of bees left in the US?

    Started by snl, 03-22-2017 03:39 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 441
    03-23-2017, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  10. mini nuc home made frame feeders

    Started by Lauri, 12-09-2016 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,655
    03-23-2017, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  11. Cutting out queen cells

    Started by Gazelle, 03-22-2017 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 300
    03-23-2017, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Styro Mini Mating Nuc

    Started by Ian, 02-12-2017 10:00 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 4,529
    03-22-2017, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  13. grafting setup for older eyes

    Started by tazke, 03-08-2017 07:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,796
    03-22-2017, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  14. very basic question

    Started by ABruce, 03-21-2017 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 443
    03-22-2017, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  15. Beginner Queen Rearing using the Joseph Clemens Starter/Finisher

    Started by David LaFerney, 11-06-2011 10:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 49,110
    03-21-2017, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  16. When should I fill / put together queen castles?

    Started by tazke, 03-10-2017 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 825
    03-21-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Evaluating New Queens...

    Started by WesternWilson, 12-25-2016 06:47 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 7,099
    03-21-2017, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Frozen(?) brood frames

    Started by philip.devos, 03-20-2017 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 302
    03-21-2017, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  19. OB Hive new queen timeline

    Started by BuzzKill, 03-20-2017 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 235
    03-21-2017, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Chosen my breeder

    Started by beepro, 03-13-2017 12:12 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,857
    03-20-2017, 03:49 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 481
    03-19-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  21. How to add a new queen bee

    Started by Ukrainian beekeeper, 03-16-2017 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 402
    03-18-2017, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  22. how to install a new queen bee

    Started by Ukrainian beekeeper, 03-16-2017 03:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 337
    03-18-2017, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  23. Sensationalizing the Breed

    Started by NaturesResonance, 03-16-2017 12:54 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    03-18-2017, 12:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 683
    03-17-2017, 08:49 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 10,239
    03-17-2017, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  24. Question about using Hair Roller Cages

    Started by psm1212, 03-16-2017 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 433
    03-16-2017, 01:26 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,057
    03-15-2017, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  25. Saskatraz queens

    Started by the doc, 03-09-2017 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 944
    03-12-2017, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  26. Advice Needed on Cell Starter

    Started by Nordak, 03-05-2017 04:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,913
    03-09-2017, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  27. Favorite Grafting Tool?

    Started by Nordak, 01-30-2017 10:51 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    03-08-2017, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  28. German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    Started by Bee Whisperer, 04-17-2016 05:35 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 10,137
    03-08-2017, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  29. Number of days in queen cage?

    Started by LLRED210, 03-06-2017 12:24 AM
    days in cage, new queen
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 815
    03-08-2017, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  30. OTS queen rearing

    Started by Billboard, 02-15-2017 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    03-08-2017, 09:43 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 579
    03-07-2017, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  31. Lightbulb Buckfast Queens

    Started by Nate's Nectar, 02-09-2017 08:50 PM
    buckfast queen, queen, queen & bee breeding
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,832
    03-07-2017, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  32. Beeweaver queens in the north

    Started by Leather Jim, 05-21-2014 06:01 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    03-06-2017, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  33. Queen rearing help please...

    Started by davel, 03-05-2017 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 682
    03-05-2017, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  34. Can we talk about the Russians?

    Started by enjambres, 02-28-2017 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    03-05-2017, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  35. Overall most successful size mating nuc that you use

    Started by Brad Bee, 02-26-2017 06:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 58
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    03-04-2017, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  36. Queen rearing schedule records and checklists

    Started by Ian, 02-03-2017 09:03 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
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    03-04-2017, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  37. what does your bee yards look like?

    Started by cpag, 03-02-2017 09:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-03-2017, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  38. Where do suppliers of breeder queens get their queens?

    Started by RichardsonTX, 05-21-2016 11:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
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    03-02-2017, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  39. fondant for queen candy

    Started by Ben Little, 02-28-2017 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 757
    03-01-2017, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  40. Vibration table/ mite shaker

    Started by Ian, 03-01-2017 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 447
    03-01-2017, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  41. My queen seems to be laying double eggs

    Started by shaneTX, 02-26-2017 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 769
    02-28-2017, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  42. What day do you transfer cells into incubator?

    Started by Ian, 02-02-2017 03:47 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
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    02-27-2017, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  43. If you could start from scratch

    Started by AmericanApiaries, 01-31-2017 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,723
    02-26-2017, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  44. I've one solitary bee

    Started by JonhTuga, 02-26-2017 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 540
    02-26-2017, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  45. Queen marking pens

    Started by Grant, 02-12-2017 09:11 PM
    queen marking
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,495
    02-26-2017, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  46. AI queens.MN hygienic or vsh for breader

    Started by ILpreacher, 02-18-2017 12:04 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,118
    02-25-2017, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  47. Drones

    Started by gmeadevt, 02-24-2017 06:31 PM
    drones, splits
    • Replies: 2
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    02-24-2017, 06:48 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 791
    02-23-2017, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  48. Question Apidea mini nucs

    Started by Ben Little, 02-21-2017 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    02-22-2017, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  49. Swarm Commander in queenless hive

    Started by HoneyMonk, 02-21-2017 09:39 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 620
    02-22-2017, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  50. First Time Queen Rearing

    Started by JMHammond, 02-20-2017 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-21-2017, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  51. Michael Palmer book

    Started by ethanhogan, 02-21-2017 07:33 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-21-2017, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  52. Best variety for northern climates.

    Started by MiBees, 02-16-2017 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,039
    02-21-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  53. Queen Rearing Slide Ruler

    Started by Ian, 02-17-2017 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,304
    02-19-2017, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  54. Feedback on Push in Cages

    Started by HoovesAndHoney, 02-16-2017 07:34 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 886
    02-18-2017, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  55. Contemplating VSH Queen for a split

    Started by Aroc, 02-17-2017 07:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-17-2017, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  56. Palmer queen lines make up and history

    Started by Clayton Huestis, 01-16-2017 02:32 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
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    02-15-2017, 07:19 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 770
    02-14-2017, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  57. Old Sol Apiaries

    Started by Heavygear88, 07-01-2016 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,113
    02-13-2017, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  58. Early queen rearing

    Started by T.Smith, 02-12-2017 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 782
    02-13-2017, 05:19 AM Go to last post
  59. CA Mini Cages

    Started by Matt903, 02-11-2017 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 672
    02-12-2017, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  60. How to Save the Queen

    Started by rhouser, 02-11-2017 05:57 PM
    hive survival, queen bee survival
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 735
    02-12-2017, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  61. Time to re-queen. Who feeds the queen?

    Started by bobolinaloha, 02-10-2017 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-11-2017, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  62. Africanized colony defenstive AFTER requeening

    Started by TucsonBeek, 02-10-2017 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    02-11-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  63. Morphological measurements of our Queens

    Started by Ian, 02-06-2017 08:48 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
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    02-10-2017, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  64. ?on cell acceptance and mating of queens

    Started by Tristan Eck, 02-08-2017 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 960
    02-09-2017, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  65. Queen Rearing Article

    Started by JSL, 02-05-2017 12:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,450
    02-08-2017, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  66. Why not raise their own? (newbie question)

    Started by AvatarDad, 02-03-2017 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,264
    02-05-2017, 10:25 PM Go to last post

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