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    Default Queen Rearing

    Hi Eveyrone,

    I am new to beekeeping and am wondering about queen rearing. Is it necessary or is it optional? I thought that the queen would lay eggs for the next queens. I'm only starting out with 2 hives. I'm very confused about everything.

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    Default Re: Queen Rearing

    read read read and then read some more

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    Default Re: Queen Rearing

    Part of the normal life cycle of a honey bee colony is raising queens.

    Even with cultured queen cells and the subsequent queens, the majority of the work is done by the bees, the beekeeper is only making manipulations to guide the bees in raising queens in a way more convenient for the beekeeper.

    Michael Bush has lots of great information on queen rearing available on his website.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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    Welcome!
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    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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    Default Re: Queen Rearing

    Welcome to the site!

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    Default Re: Queen Rearing

    Here is an overview of the concepts:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm

    Here is a simple way to raise a few queens:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesafewgoodqueens.htm

    Here are a lot of old queen rearing books (all but the Huber book):
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesoldbooks.htm
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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