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    Re: virgins and incubators

    Michael,
    Should I place attendants in the cage with the cell or is the crystallized honey enough? And how long can she be held safely in the incubator, before introducing to a hive? Thank you so...
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    virgins and incubators

    If a virgin emerges in a cage in a incubator, does she need food right away? If so how? If not how long can she survive before being put in a hive where she can be fed?
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    Re: Introducing Virgin Queens

    do you run her in from the entrance or just put her in from the top? I use double mini mating nucs so the entrance is really small
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    Re: Introducing Virgin Queens

    My experience this year was at the beginning of the season when my mating nucs were 1st set up, I introduced several virgins directly with no problems, but as the bee population in the nucs has...
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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    I introduced 2 New World Carniolans 3 weeks ago, into 2 hives of Italians, and both were accepted. As long as there is not a queen, queen cells, or virgins in your hives, you should be fine.
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    How to remove Incubator odor

    We recently built a cell incubator, we coated the inside with polyurethane, as directed, but it has a strong polyurethane odor, and I am concerned about putting any cells in it until the odor...
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    attendants or no attendants

    When I sell my Queens I put four attendants in the cage with her, isn't that neccesary so she will be fed until she is accepted by the new hive? One guy I sold some queens too, releases the...
  8. Re: Can capped queen cells be moved to a queenright hive?

    I tried a queen right cell builder/finisher when I first started two years ago, and had the same problem. I had 14 nice grafts that were capped, but before time to move them to the nucs, they were...
  9. Re: Can capped queen cells be moved to a queenright hive?

    Thanks so much, I really appreciate all your help and advice :)
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    Do you put the new grafts in immediately after removing the capped cells?
  11. Re: Can capped queen cells be moved to a queenright hive?

    I do have a chicken incubator. If I use it should I just make some type of jig to hold them in the upright position?
  12. Re: Can capped queen cells be moved to a queenright hive?

    The goal would be to store it, until time to move them to the mating nucs, so that I can do another round of grafting to add to my cell builder. I didn't figure my cell builder would start new cells,...
  13. Can capped queen cells be moved to a queenright hive?

    I use the same box for a cell builder and a cell finisher. Would it be safe to move capped Queen cells to a queenright colony, or would the bees break them down?
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    virgin hatched day 14

    When I moved my cells on day 14, I discovered that one of the virgins had emerged in the cell builder. :scratch: Luckily we got the other cells moved before she destroyed any, and they emerged on...
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    Benton Queen Cage wax paper

    Does the wax paper that comes with the benton queen cages just lie over the top of the queen candy to keep it from drying out? My candy softens in the heat, and runs a little into the next hole, and...
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    How would you get the queen into the box?:s And...

    How would you get the queen into the box?:s And would the nurse bees leave the brood inside the hive?
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    I typed before I thought, sorry, I think...

    I typed before I thought, sorry, I think understand the concept now....small end of cone into box, would mean they can exit the hive but not reenter through it...whereas they can get in and out of...
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    where on the forum should I look? I tried search,...

    where on the forum should I look? I tried search, but not much luck. And I was wondering if they already have brood inside the tree, why would they go into a box, even if it was supplied with brood?...
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    This is a HIVE in a cedar tree, not a swarm.

    This is a HIVE in a cedar tree, not a swarm.
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    removal from cedar tree

    Is there anyway to remove a hive from a cedar tree with out killing or cutting down the tree?
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    They are coming out the front entrance of one and...

    They are coming out the front entrance of one and marching in a straight line under the screen bottom board of the other.
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    Is the Queen Bee Juice better than lemongrass oil...

    Is the Queen Bee Juice better than lemongrass oil for a swarm lure?
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    bees hanging out in wrong hive?

    Ok, this is rather odd and not sure whats going on. We have 2 hives that are side by side. They both have screen bottom boards. The bees from one hive, are crawling (like a line of ants) UNDERNEATH...
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    Brushy Mountain, in Wilkesboro has the baby nucs...

    Brushy Mountain, in Wilkesboro has the baby nucs with the frames too. You could pick them up and save the shipping.
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    hive brander

    Where can a get an "inexpensive" hive brander? The ones I have found are very pricey.
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