Re: first attempt at queenrearing
Extremely nice acceptance. I think I got 18 accepted out of 96 grafts. Starting over from the very beginning. we are buidling queen castles today. have 10 cells due to emerge on wed or thurs. We will then place the empty frames for the mini nucs in full size hives until they are drawn and filled with brood. that will give us more room to get queens mated. that is when we will attempt to graft again.
Basically we did not have anything correct. From 8 queens emerged so far we only have one that is good enough quality or that has remained long enough to possibly get mated. She may be already. I will not check for another week.
So far all I have accomplished is a whole lot of how not to do it.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)