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    Default 1st Jenter run of the year

    I put my Cloak in a couple of days ago and confined the queen last night. I released her today and she had the Jenter full. I'm following Michael's advice and packing the top box with bees and feeding heavily. It's the right time of year here so I'm hoping for a good yield. Pictures in a day or two.

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    Just curious, how'd it turn out? I'm thinkin' that by now you have a pretty good idea.
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    I have done two runs now. The first I used the cloak board and ended up with 8 viable queens in Jenter cups plus two on other frames. The second run I used a queenless hive where I had a mean queen I wanted to dispatch. They were queenless a week, lots of bees, reduced space, fed, and I only ended up with 3 nice big cells. They should hatch yesterday or today. Cooler rainy weather may have been a factor. I really expected that to be a big run. I'll do another run next week probably.

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    thanks for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    ended up with 8 viable queens in Jenter cups plus two on other frames. and I only ended up with 3 nice big cells.
    This doesn't sound too good. From the nearly hundred cells in the Jenter cage you got 8 cells the first time and 3 the second?
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
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    No, from 15 the first time. You don't normally move every cell into a cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    No, from 15 the first time. You don't normally move every cell into a cup.
    I would agree but I never saw where you said how many you started with and 8 out of 90.....well that would just stink, now wouldn't it?
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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