Re: first attempt at queenrearing
I am goign to have to rear some queens just to be able to rear some queens. I did that last year that is how I came up with two nucs. But now it is looking like it was not nearly enough.
I like the cell starter separate from the cell finisher but no way I will be able to pull that off. I am going to try and find someone with land so I can set up more hives. I am looking for land to buy but that is going nowhere fast ATM. If I do find places to set hives I may not accomplish much more than producing queens for myself next summer.
The cell starter and finisher in one method requires two strong colonies to start. I have one and two nucs. So there will be a delay of some sort in getting the nucs to build up.
The separate starter and finisher requires three strong colonies. no way I can accomplish that this next year soon enough.
It looks like I am going to have to build up my colonies and maybe shoot for later season queens.
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