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  1. #1
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    what does "banking queens" mean?
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    See your other post "what to do".

    This question is the answer to the "what to do"
    question.

    One could write a book onm the subject, so I'll
    let someone suggest a decent book that covers it.
    I can't think of one that does a very good job offhand.

  3. #3
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    As I wrote in the first post "what to do".... For most people I would not recommend banking... the % of queens you will be able to use varies often.... unless you have plenty of queens to waste/ lose.... It is just not a guaranteed way to save queens.... I would hate to see someone buy queens and bank them expecting they will all be OK and will just put them in a hive in a couple of days. Its just not that easy....
    SippyBees

  4. #4
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    It helps to set up the queen bank with a mixture of bees from four or five hives that are in a nuc and queenless for a while. Then put the queens in. In their cages still, of course.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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