Re: How many queens can one person catch per day?
A good queen breeder can evaluate and cage about 100 queens in a day. With a continuous production cycle based on 21 days, that means he can run about 2500 nucs presuming a loss ratio of 20%. This will work the average guy pretty hard, you are talking about can see to can't see plus a lot of work in the grafting room after dark. The queen breeder I am most familiar with ran an operation where his father built equipment, his brother managed drone production and support colonies, and he ran 2000 nucs.
NW Alabama, 47 years, 22 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest