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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a good brood pattern?

    Is this a good brood pattern? Should it be better, or is it normally worse? Main reason for this post is to test my photo uploader.
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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    I guess it does work. Wow, what a breakthrough! Glad I can do it now.

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    I'd be happy with that!

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    I'd pinch that queen and let them make a new one

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    I'd call that acceptable. But brood pattern does not a good hive make.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    Aw, Rick, are you serious? Please say no! Ha ha!

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    Give me those two frames covered in adult bees along w/ a frame of honey and two empty combs or frames of foundation, add a queen and you have a really nice nuc.

    I'd keep her, if I were you western. In fact, if you could, you should raise some queens from her.

    19 and running 198 colonies treatment free. You got a good start on things. I wish I'd have started that young. I hope you go to business school and really make a go of beekeeping as a livelihood, a carreer, a vocation. I see many adventures ahead for you. Nice to see someone like yourself.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    I have raised over 40 queens from this hive and all have been excellent except for 2 and those 2 were still above average.

    So, sqkcrk, as far as the business aspect goes, you hit the nail on the head. I am already in business school, and the plan is to make beekeeping my vocation. It's sorta busy doing school and bees (long nights and early mornings), but it's mighty enjoyable.

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    That's great. I am a firm believer in doing what brings you joy. Otherwise it's not fun. And life is too short doing something you don't enjoy.

    I'm glad you are getting your education. And in something which you can't learn in the bee yard. The future is looking brighter.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    Sarcasm is hard to detect digitally.

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    Since you need practice posting pics, how about one of your homemade frame rest?

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    Default Re: Is this a good brood pattern?

    Rick, you're absolutely right.
    Abejorro, I will get pics of my frame holder and will try to post them in the near future.

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