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  1. #1
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    There are several methods that may be employed where one wishes to rear but a few queens.

    Let's get a discussion going on these various methods used in field management by beekeepers.

    Comments?

    Dee A. Lusby

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    I'd love to hear about how to rear queens.

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    Oops, too old a post!

    So what would you like to know, Kimkaseman?
    I luv bee source!

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    Dee hasn't logged in since Last Activity 02-25-2010 12:44 so I think you will have to look to others for an answer, or use the search function, there are some very good threads out there so you can narrow down what you want to ask.

    here is a good one to start with.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...thout-Grafting
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    I've watchwd videos about making queen cells. Do you have to put larvae in them or do you put that frame in with a colony and allow the queen to lay? One video I saw they guy put cells from another comb into each queen cell. Looks time consuming and a lil challenging.

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    Yes, it is a bit time consuming to transfer the small larvae into the cells. But if you are
    good at it then grafting a few is very easy to do. It depends on how many queens you want
    to raise. There are the commercial method and the small operation method. They use the
    nicot or jenter cage for the queen to lay her eggs in so no need to do grafting of the larvae. Some
    said it is expensive but others like the no graft method. So a search on either the nicot or jenter system.
    Then there are the OTS method and cutting out the cells method as well as others. Which one you choose is
    according to your current operation.
    I luv bee source!

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    Ok, thanks. I'll check out the different methods!

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    Default Re: Queen-rearing for the Small Beekeeper

    Start your reading here, it's not long, and gives a very good overview of many different methods.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenre...htm#matingnucs
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