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    Default What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    Hello,

    I am searching some beedeos in youtube about simple methods for queen rearing and I have come across this great video http://youtu.be/wZlQ7mNmf6o ; at the minute 5.09 the narrator says that the best way to encourage the queen to lay eggs is to insert a frame with Kato Kaelin. What's that?

    By the way, if you watch the video they also talk about 'split holder cells', I am interested in the technique but I cannot find anywhere those split holders in usual ebay-amazon, any help about how to find something similar would be very appreciated.

    Ok, bye!!

    Pablo.

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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    I think he was saying "Pale Comb", or an extracted fairly new comb.

    I also looked for those split cell holders but never found them over here in the US. You may have better luck on your side of the pond.

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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    I think he was saying "Pale Comb"
    Thanks for the explanation,

    I am making my mind to rear the queens with a procedure similar to this beefatman video: http://youtu.be/y64cKn4rLNM I need to figure out something to cage the queens so the first to emerge don't kill the rest.

    Only need 3 or 4 queens, I would purchase them but there is not much supply over there.

    Pablo.

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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    I thought he said " al cowlings "

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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    You need to live in the UK for a while to understand them sometimes. He is referring to "Pale Comb", some UK beekeepers (at least some that I talked to) believe that the queen prefers newer comb, that is comb which has only been used once in deference to comb that is realy dark from many brood rearings. As for the split cups, that is a european thing, I think it comes from Ukraine beekeepers, but most beekeepers I talked to when I was there (for 4 years) use the US products, the cell cups and hardware that we use. If you want to see a simple way of raising queens, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...I&feature=fvwp and other than making the instrument he is using, it is simple looks like it should work pretty well.

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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattanock man View Post
    If you want to see a simple way of raising queens, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...I&feature=fvwp and other than making the instrument he is using, it is simple looks like it should work pretty well.
    Seems like a ton of work. Why not graft directly into the JZBZ cups??
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    Default Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    That is what I do, but some folks either don't have the steady hands or keen eyes or just don't like handling the grafting tools. This is just a way around handling the tools. I use the one from China, some like the JZB tool, etc, just another way to get to the same place. I am finding my eyes at 75 not as keen as before and I find I have to use a pair of magnifiers to do the job, but whatever floats their boat, I am all for it.

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