first attempt at queenrearing
i have an idea i would like to get some feedback on about queenrearing.
i have access to a yard about four miles away that i wanted to set up as a nuc yard.
i was thinking about using the five frame nuc boxes that i alreay have, and splitting each one down the middle with a divider board, thus creating (2) two frame mating nucs in each one.
i like the idea of incubating the capped queen cells, allowing the virgins to hatch in my garage, and placing them in the mating nucs.
i figure if one side doesn't get mated, or if i use or sell the queen frome one side, i can use a couple of 3/8" holes in the divider board to do a newspaper(less) combine, and end up with a five frame nuc to use or sell.
i envision using a yard feeder for these, and robbing drawn comb and brood for my production yards.
i also envision some of the local beeks bringing me 4 frames in their five frame nucs to put virgins into.
do you think this will work?
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives