Re: Graft rejection from genetics?
What is your outside bee environment like?
Feed them if you have to. And make double the number of cells that
you need. Let's say you only wanted 5 mated queen. So for the graft you
have to make 20 cells. Also no open broods at the time of the graft only the
grafted cells put in. Over the QR (queen right) hive will reduced the chance of a
success when they got a really strong laying queen. It is better to house them inside
a crowded nuc bomb hive.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?