My first graft
Hi, All! Today I did my first test graft using 8 small plastic cups. Trying to find the right age larvae to graft
is hard using smaller cells comb. But I did it just for a test run. Hopefully I'll get some take on this batch.
If I have 2 take then I will be happy. Larvae come from the newly mated queen that has been laying for 1 week or so.
Using the old plastic cups from 2 years ago that still have a bit of old wax on and the smell of the old emerged queen make the bees go crazy over them.
I think this will help to accept the newly grafted larvae more. Anyone using old plastic cups without cleaning them first?
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?