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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
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    Windham, Maine
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    Default 3rd grafting batch

    Just checked on latest grafted queens and they have started 17 out of 21. I am using a Cloake Board. We had the top box jammed full of bees which is good but the cells are not drawn as much at 48 hours as the previous 2 batches (which we only grafted 10 cells). Are they slower drawing these because there are more of them? They were covered with bees when we pulled the frame to check and made it hard to get a good look at most of them. I was expecting the cells to be drawn out at least as much as the others. Any thoughts?
    Mark

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: 3rd grafting batch

    Are they well fed?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
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    Windham, Maine
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    Default Re: 3rd grafting batch

    They are very well fed with plenty of pollen stores, nectar and syrup.

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