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  1. #1
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    Default Adding 24 hour grafts whenfinisher already has capped cells

    If you have capped cells in a finisher, is it OK to add another frames of 24 hour grafts?

    Assume plenty of bees in finisher
    karla

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    Default Re: Adding 24 hour grafts whenfinisher already has capped cells

    I would remove the sealed cells and keep them elsewhere, or place them, then introduce the new grafts. That way they will give the new grafts more attention.
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    Default Re: Adding 24 hour grafts whenfinisher already has capped cells

    I agree with joseph, the bees will accept the new grafts but they wont feed or look after them so well and you will end up with small cells and queens that are not as well nourished as they should be

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    Default Re: Adding 24 hour grafts whenfinisher already has capped cells

    I graft once per week. So there are capped cells in finisher when I add next round of cells. They do a great job on these new cells. Well fed and large cells. But I only add 30 to 45 cells each week. Probably wouldn't work as well if you were doing 90 cells.

    Johnny
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