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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Default Queens emerged early

    I had some queens emerge 2 days early after grafting. They look fine but is it from poor beginner grafting, warm temps, or does just happen on occasion?

  2. #2
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    Nov 2009
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    Default Re: Queens emerged early

    I know this is not be a straight answer but, it could be both. Warm temps can cause them to hatch a little early. If you graft larva a little too old they can hatch sooner than you may expect also.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2011
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    Winhall, VT
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    Default Re: Queens emerged early

    Quote Originally Posted by johng View Post
    Warm temps can cause them to hatch a little early. If you graft larva a little too old they can hatch sooner than you may expect also.
    Yep. Been real warm which can shorten hatch by a day and if your larva were 36 hours old that will add another.
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