ok guys... I am heading off to NY next week and when I get back, I am going to try to graft again.
I am going to employ the "density" aspect of beekeeping.
Still not sure if I am going to use a deep hive or a nuc. I just need to remember to keep the density high with bees.
and also not to let the larvae dry out.
And I also learned, from talking with the guy that owns purvis brothers, who, by the way, is really cool, is that, when making up my mating nucs, the bees will not stay in the mating nucs just because there is a queen cell. He said that to keep the population of bees in the mating nucs to place the queen cell in the nuc and close it up until she hatches. Than when she hatches, the bees have a reason to stay.