Re: Mini Mating Nuc
MSL, thanks for the spreadsheet.
Originally Posted by msl
Useful for me too.
One question - you suggest moving the cells on days 14-15 and advise against moving on days 11-13.
Per LJ's queen rearing schedule,
During my test mini nuc batch I moved my cells on day 11 *nominally* - no problems with the moves, queens hatched fine.
If moving queen cell, best between days 11 and 13 inclusive.
To be sure, my QC move amounts to few careful steps, hive to a nuc.
But I also need to cut them out of the natural comb and then attach to a mini frame (that also amounts to some "shaking" similar to a move).
So, LJ's direction and your direction don't even overlap in terms of best days for the QC moves.
Last edited by GregV; 07-14-2020 at 10:43 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.