Re: Curious on Commerical Queen Rearing Yard Rotation
JSL, I can tell you that 500 minis (deep bodies split 4 ways) would be 125 deeps or 62.5 double deep colonies.
Everythign I have sen on Cell Builders says you need to feed them. that has to do with wax production. A mating nuc must have a feeder and be ventilated because the bees spend days at a time confined to it. Not all queens form a particular deep are allowed to make mating flights at the same time.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)