I am going to try and raise some queens this year.
I am going to try the cloake method.
I would then like to use mini mating nucs.
I have looked at making my own. But can not cut a straight line. I do not have any wood working power tools. With Velberts help I am going to give it a try. I will also take a trip to see the fatbeeman and have him show me.
I have also seen some made of Polystyrene.
Bee works $16.60 plus shipping
Mann Lake $15.00 free shipping
Are there any other polystyrene or wood mini nuc's out there for sale at a reasonable price. If you make them how do you make the frames and put the comb in?
I want to start with 10 to 15 boxes, because I know I will make mistakes.
first time grafting also.oh by the way this is going to be my second year beekeeping.
Any words of wisdom will be helpful.