Yard placement for mating nucs
I'm anticipating setting up about twenty to thirty mating nucs this upcoming weekend depending on how many queens I cull and I'm curious how far away from the original apiary I should place the mating nucs. I don't have enough yards set up this year so that I can do a mating yard setup with a bunch of drone mother colonies around it. The original yard that I'm wanting to set them up close to has twenty-three full sized colonies in it and I only grafted cells from three of those colonies so even though inbreeding is possible I think the odds are in my favor. This is also my first attempt at rearing queens so it's more of an experiment than an earnest queen rearing program.
Thanks for replies
Last edited by Moon; 06-20-2012 at 02:05 PM.