What to do with "extra" queens?
I'm planning on trying my hand at raising some queens in the spring but given this is a new venture for me I'm wondering what to do with all the queens once they are bred. I'm a little uncomfortable selling them unless I have at least a full season or two with them first. I'm hoping that raising and selling queens and nucs can be a long term venture and don't want to sell a product I wouldn't want in my own apiary. I plan on adding maybe a dozen full hives that I'm hoping to stock with my own queens for evaluation but I would like to do more practice with grafting and get an idea on how well I can get queen mated. Just squish the extras?