Re: Raising queens/ is it practical for a hobbyist?
I move my brood above an excluder and a super in spring and they make a couple of strong QC in the upper box. In one of the boxes I did not attend to it in time and had two laying queens. I usually put the QC in a 2 frame mating nuc on day 10. All I have invested in it is two frames of bees and mating nuc, what you do with her then is up to you.
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