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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Using the Nicot system (today is day 4, larvae transferred) and at the point of thinking ahead to making up mating NUCS. I'm a little confused by the mating NUCS for sale at ML...there's not enough information about how to use them. What's the point of using small frames that have no...
  2. Bee Forum
    Can I graft into nicot cups? For the sake of using hair roller cages to capture emerging queens and or using them in incubator?
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I use a variant of the Cloake system. For larvae, I use the Nicot system. I have had lots of success. My last batch of queens failed and I'm not sure why. I checked the cells on day 6 (counting from egg), which is one day after the Cloake re-unite. The cells were about 50% drawn. When I...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Wondering if the I can attach a Nicot queen box to the front side of a Pierco frame, or if I need to do some "surgery" on that frame to cut an opening to fit the box. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I placed the queen inside the box where she lays. A day later, I got the eggs, put them in a top bar frame and put the top bar frame into a queenless hive. A day after that, I noticed there were only 3 eggs remaining on the top bar frame, and bees were starting to make a queen cell around them...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I've been schooled that the best larvae to make into queens are those larvae that are 24 to 36-hours old. As I use my Nicot system, those young larvae are clearly fed royal jelly, but it also seems the royal jelly is fed well into the third day (48 to 72 hours). If one difference between good...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    We will have the Jenter Queen-Rearing system and parts available mid-February!!! Pre-order now to lock in 2009 pricing.:thumbsup: Contrary to reports, Mr. Jenter is still alive. Although he is in his late 80's, he has begun to transition the...