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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Does anyone have experience with long term banking of mated queens? I'm looking to bank mated queens overwinter to replace deads as well as sell. I'm from Alberta, Canada so looking to bank for 6 months. Any experience or thoughts on banking in an incubator without attendants? Thanks for your help.
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    hey! a new video on acquiring grafting materials an easier way! https://youtu.be/A7DMxZvakHk
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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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