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    Default Successful Queen Banking

    Ok I'd like to hear some experience on banking mated queens. I just got to where I can Raise way more queens than I can ever use, so I'm going to need to park them somewhere so the next batch of cells can get in the mating nucs.

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    Default Re: Successful Queen Banking

    I have banked for 3 weeks on a really strong colony.
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    Default Re: Successful Queen Banking

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm#queenbank

    I set up a queenlees hive with bees from several hives, put the queens in all at once. Never add more queens later. Start another bank instead.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Successful Queen Banking

    thanks for the advice mike!

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    Default Re: Successful Queen Banking

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm#queenbank

    I set up a queenlees hive with bees from several hives, put the queens in all at once. Never add more queens later. Start another bank instead.
    Mike, are you saying that you can put more than 1 queen in this pieced together hive at a time, as long as you put them in all at once? Wow, so much to learn!
    So much to learn, so little time!!

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    Default Re: Successful Queen Banking

    Valleyman, they are in cages.

    Johnny
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

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