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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I have watched all of Mike Palmers youtube videos and have wanted to try his method but I do not have brood factories yet so I took some of his method and created my own, I believe I am not depleting my resources and should be sustainable by my calculating but look forward to hearing your...
  2. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Registration is open for the Illinois Queen Initiative workshop in Chicago. If you are tired of buying bee packages year after year or would like to supplement your honey production sideline, consider taking this workshop. The class is on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have decided that my eyesight and manual dexterity will not improve from here on in, so I have decided to cell punch for now. Rather than shoot holes in perfectly good wax foundation, I have decided that I will go foundationless on my deep frames, and tack in a plastic starter strip. Are there...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I recently just started rearing queens for my boss this past summer, next year I want to do it again only more organised (my note writing is horrific). So I would like to create a chart to fill out over the rearing process that contains useful information about each queen. My question is...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I going to attempt rearing some queens in a month or so (yeah, tough time of the year! :o ) and will be using 8-frame mediums. I'm intending to use an 8-frame medium as mating box and nuc...a follower board to reduce the space down to from three to five frames to begin with and moving the...
  6. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    There is still time remaining to register for our final queen rearing workshop for 2014 in Chicago. If you are tired of buying bee packages year after year or would like to supplement your honey production sideline, consider taking this workshop. The class is on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to...
  7. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    The Illinois Queen Initiative (IQI) is providing queen rearing workshops for the first time in Chicago. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park is co-hosting the first workshop and is handling registration through their website. The workshop at the North Park Village Nature Center is...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I plan on breeding my own queens and selling some of them. I'm thinking 50-100 Ohio queens from my over wintered hives. My question is how do I mark them and remember which queens come from what hive/queen mother. I've seen so many things I'd like to know how the queen producers are keeping...
  9. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    G'day, I am eagerly looking for the following reference: CONNOR L, 2004. Stimulating drone development during winter in Florida. Bee Culture.132:27-29 It's apparently a review of Larry Connor's experience with raising drone in counter-season, for more accurate maitings. I am myself not a...
  10. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi EVERYONE! This is my first time posting, so excuse me if I sound like a newb or a little excited! I am recently seperated from active duty Air Force. My 5 years in was a great experience, but now it off to new adventures. One of my newest adventures is in beekeeping! My father In-law has been...
  11. Photo/Video Gallery
    I was invited to Laughlands, St. Ann, Jamaica to teach current beekeeping practices and queen rearing. Laughland is centered on the North coast. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/JM/09/Laughlands.html William Masterton met me at the Montego Bay airport for the drive to the farm. Wednesday, the...
  12. 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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