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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbin View Post
    Actually I don't think the breeder queen's hive is what should be judged. I think all AI queens are single drone insemination. .
    Nope, that is rare exception.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAnPmGqXfHM

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  3. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbin View Post
    But I don't know if they are 1st generation or 5th, and I don't know how strong the VSH trait is.
    Before measuring the VSH factor there is absolutely no point of taking grafts, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    Nope, that is rare exception.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAnPmGqXfHM
    Well the one I bought was....
    Robbin NW Florida(8A) / 14 hives / 5 Nucs / 6th Year / T {OAV & MMK}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    Before measuring the VSH factor there is absolutely no point of taking grafts, IMO.
    Having bought 10 production queens off this line this year, I know I like the other traits. I'm certainly not going to let an expensive breeder queen just sit and run a small hive while I decide if she's going to be the one. For me, she is the last one I'll buy if she's not, and will be my last effort at going TF. But either way, she's the matriarch of all my queens going forward.
    Robbin NW Florida(8A) / 14 hives / 5 Nucs / 6th Year / T {OAV & MMK}

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    I am gladly wishing you the very best in this endeavor Robbin.
    I've tried many times, it has not worked out well for me, but I've not gone the route of getting the kind of breeder queen mother's like you have done to use.

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    How is her hive doing?
    Beek since 2016: Hardiness Zone 9a: in NW Florida

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