Re: Has anyone put Royal Jelly in with egg to raise Queens?
trials in OB hives has show OTS doesn't reliably direct the bees to start 1st instar larva, so eggs are doughtful.
I was actually thinking more like the OTS method,
In Breeding Super Bees Taber talks about his work with eggs using special forceps .. He was getting 70% take on his cells( 1,232 cups out of 1,750) but didn't see it as a way forward for great queens, just for the movement (shipping) of genetics
"There has been a long-standing dream among beekeepers to raise queens form eggs because of the possibility of rearing superior queens. Very little data support the idea that a queen raised from a egg is better then one raised form larva" p 37
"In these experiments, good queens, poor queens and even worker bees were raised from eggs all at the same time and in the same colony. This extreme variation in development does not usually occur when rearing queens from young larva" p 38,39
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