OK, I know the coventional wisdom is to breed from the best in the apiary, but my question is concerning capturing the VSH, Minn. Hyg. from some Queens that I purchased this year, but turned out to be duds as far as production is concerned. I have watched 2 of the 10 be superceded and the DAUGHTER Queens are showing signs of doing very well. And are following the expected course that I had for thier mothers. So, I am looking for feedback on what pitfalls I may be missing if I were to graft off of these Queens. It is always possible that they purchased Queens were poorly mated, but still a viable candidate for grafting. Any thoughts would be greatly appriecated, Paul