Re: Queen cells
I am looking to get a 75% mated queen rate based upon queen cell count. Since I cannot get a 50% mated rate on emerged queen count I am a ways away from that. But your idea of doubling up cells would never work for me because it would make it impossible to get better than 50% mated queen rates. Not only that but the entire idea strikes me as something like this. so only have half of your queens surviving the obsticals they already face. so your answer is to provide another obstical. How do yo u know that an additional queen cells would not simply provide a fresh virgin to kill you already freshly mated queen? My goal is not to have every compartment of a queen castle produce a mated queen. it is to have every possible virgin queen successfully mated.
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