Re: Queen Rearing Advice
Dr. Larry Conner travels around the country speaking at bee clubs and generally teaches a queen rearing class at each club. I found two days of hands on experience and sharing wisdom to be invaluable. here were even 2 commercial beeks running 400 hives taking he class because they said there results were poor and wanted to learn what they were doing wrong. We went over how to evaluate queens to find how to decide what the donor hive should look like, a good bit of time and background on genetics, hands on grafting.
Well worth the small fee. You can read and practice but nothing like having a mentor to show you how to do it.
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"
Henry David Thoreau, Walden