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    Thought I would share an article I wrote for Bee Culture.

    http://www.beeculture.com/net-gain-c...ilding-system/
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    Great article. Thanks for sharing. I have lots to think about..
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    Great article thanks so much.

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    I have read it twice since i got magazine. Definitely going to try it with 5 frame nucs vs 10 framers. Always knew we needed lots of bees for cell builder, just never thought of nuc having that potential. Thanks

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    JSL are you doing separate starter and finishers? Didn't come across very clear?

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    Thanks for sharing this. Good stuff.
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    Thank you.
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    I like it, Thanks

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    Great article! Gave me some ideas to test this spring.

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    Great article. Very educational and very inspirational.

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    Those morphological measurements are interesting,
    In your opinion do larger thorax and head width measurements equil superior queens?

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    BTW, laying the graft cell bars uptop the nest is quite the interesting idea

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    yep, it was a head smack moment...why not? dang
    in a nuc sized system, all those extra bees on the extra frame

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    Lay the hives insulation blanket overtop of the graft frames as all worries of cold would be managed

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    Very good information!

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    Thanks everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton Huestis View Post
    JSL are you doing separate starter and finishers? Didn't come across very clear?
    Yes, I use the polystyrene 5 framers as a starter and the 3 story nucs as a finisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Those morphological measurements are interesting,
    In your opinion do larger thorax and head width measurements equil superior queens?
    Ian, yes and no. There is variance between races, but overall those metrics are used because they do not change over the life of the queen whereas weight can change based on the queen's physiological state. Generally speaking, larger queens exhibit more "queen like" characteristics and development.
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    who came up with that metric?
    Would you have a contact or link to where this metric is being used?
    Last edited by Ian; 02-06-2017 at 07:53 AM.

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