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  1. Bee Forum
    I am beginner and I don't understand, why should I notch frames with young larvae when making quenless split/nuc. From my experience, they always started queen cells from any egg/larva frame I gave them. No notching, nothing. So what is so interesting about this OTS method? Why can't I just make...
  2. Bee Forum
    I'm getting ready to split my 26 doubles into singles (they are all full of brood), pinch the queens, notch the brood frames and put on a super. Here's what makes me nervous...almost all my honey frames are undrawn. Has anyone out there in Bee Sourceland ever tried this method? If they draw...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I'll skip details that you likely don't care about and simpy, get to the point. I'll be trying to increase my hive counts this year. I have not grafted before, but i am willing to do so. I only need a dozen or so queens, maybe a few more, to reach the numbers I want. I can easily reach this...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    My idea next spring is to skip grafting and queen-finding altogether--I'd cut out a strip (or several) of egg-filled comb about 1" wide from my chosen hive and face the eggs or very young larva downward and tack or rubberband the comb to a bar which I'd insert onto a frame similar to every $75+...
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