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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I am new here and asked this question of a couple of people and it was suggested that I post it. If a ripe queen cell is placed in a divided hive under an excluded super that is shared with a queenright hive on the other side of the division, will the bees hatch and raise this virgin queen...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I've been researching about grafting and queen rearing. I understand everything up to "after the queens hatch". I have some questions about the mating process. My main question is, "do they have to be instrumentally inseminated?" Or is there a way for open mating? I don't see a lot of discussion...
  3. Bee Forum
    I'm reading The Hive and the Honeybee. A pdf version of the original is available on The Gutenberg Project – a free download. It strikes me that if we only knew what Langstroth knew in 1860, we would have most of the resources we would need to be successful beekeepers. One problem that perplexed...
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