This is our first try at queen rearing. I have found the information on this subject in this forum to be like a bible. I took the time frame for queen rearing posting that Michael Bush put on this site and made a copy and pasted it into a word document. This way I could change, day -1 to Monday May 22, day 0 to Tuesday May 23, and so on, so our schedule was easier for us to follow. Jon McFadden's posts were followed with great interest. We used a nicot system to make the grafting easy. We had a mild winter here and one of our hives came through very strong, so that was the queen we wanted for a breeder. The bigest problem that I had, was with a early and warm spring this hive had expanded so it was in three deeps. Thats a lot of bees to look through to find a queen. Last week we took 19 day old cells out of the nicot cage and put them on a cell bar. When I checked yesterday there were 14 queens cells. Today is the day we start our nucs and tomorrow the queen cells will go in them. So far so good. Just follow the advice posted by MB and JM and it will work.