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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    hey! a new video on acquiring grafting materials an easier way! https://youtu.be/A7DMxZvakHk
  2. Bee Forum
    These are the supersedure cells, not swarm. It just seems like a waste to let all them duke it out to the death. What are your opinions on this?
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I'm in my second year of beekeeping. I used the cloake board method to get 6 queen cells from my favorite queen. I took the cells and made up some NUCS. The queens hatched out a couple days ago. I went into one of the NUCS this morning and observed a queen that had tattered edges on the...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Having problems raising queens this year. Out of 40 capped cells none have hatched. When I checked the cells that should have hatched, they looked they just stopped developing (still white not brown or black). We are on a flow right and I still gave the cell builder syrup just as a backup...
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hi - This is Betsy. My husband and I are 3 year beekeepers with 4 standard hives looking to get up to a dozen - maybe. We started by taking our county extension beekeeping course and becoming "Certified Beekeepers" in the NC Master Beekeeper Program. Now we are settling in a bit with our bees...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I may order an Italian Queen soon to produce a pure breed. When this colony makes a queen cup (/queen cell, idk what to call them), can I simply remove it and keep it in a temperature controlled jar with holes in the top? If so, how to I remove it? What would I need to do to the cup to ensure...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    About a week ago I had a queen cell bar that I had grafted thirty six queen cells cups, of which thirty-four took and were looking excellent. I'm currently back in college and got kind of busy. So, I pushed moving my batch of queen cells too close. Anyhow, when I went to move my queen cells I...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Is this a good plan for raising good Queens? If not, what is? I understand the different scenarios that bees will rear queens, I just want to know if there is a better plan, than the one below, that someone wishes to share. This is my current way I plan to raise a few queens to make some...
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