Re: Cell Starters vs. Finishers
I think in queen breeding, even more so than many other aspects of beekeeping, there are multiple ways that can all be succesfully used.
Some would work better at certain seasons of the year while others would be fairly consistant across all seasons
Some are more useful in one situation than another, for example some of the more complex methods would be less use to a hobbyist only wanting a few queens, but produce more queens on a less work per queen basis, for a large producer.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).