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  1. Wanting to Buy
    I need some, as unadulterated as possible, royal jelly. They have tried the products from China and all seem to be adulterated with one thing or another. It is being used for research.
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Just a thought, but haven't seen or heard anyone talk about it. Has anyone put Royal Jelly in with an egg in order to raise Queens? I've heard that when others have tried using eggs to raise Queens rather than larvae, the eggs often get removed. What happens if Royal Jelly is added to the...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    My larvae are not floating in royal jelly. Quite dry. Hive is humming along well, but I want to try grafting and the larvae come out stuck to the grafting tool. I have watched many grafting videos and none were as dry as mine. They have sugar water and they are storing nectar and a little...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I've been building cell builders and grafting for four years now. I know how to get the bees to fill the cups with royal jelly to overflowing proportions. My question is this: At what point - and when - is enough, enough? Many times I check on my grafts on days two or three, and the JZBZ style...
  5. Bee Forum
    Do you need nurse bees to produce royal jelly or can any worker make it. I have a swarm without a queen. If I put in a frame with eggs but no nurse bees, just the foragers from the swarm, will they make a queen?
  6. Beekeeping 101
    What comes 1st? Royal jelly or the egg? I found a couple of open queen cells on a frame. Both appear to have that white substance in the cell. Is there likely an egg in there? I didn't see one but I'd think it'd be hard to find a white egg against a white background.
  7. "Scientific" Studies / CCD / Neonics
    More than one million kg of royal jelly are produced in China every year. A system has been developed at Zhejiang University to produce high yields of royal jelly from a new strain of honey bees. Their method involves eight steps: maintaining a high-yielding strain of honey bee, using specially...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I was giving a lecture on queen rearing, (and using a bunch of slides I stole from Michael Bush, but I did give him credit) Anyway, I realized I was covering an important point, but had no data. How many nurse bees does it take to raise a queen? We all know you need a lot, but how many? The...
  9. Bee Forum
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  10. Bee Forum
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  11. Bee Forum
    Should I kill my queen about to get superseded or do I allow nature to take it's course? And what is natures course? Either way how long until I should check to see how things are going. The supersedure cell was started June 20 or 21st. I don't want to get into the hive before things have...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    If I see a queen cup in my hive and there is white fluid in the bottom of the cup, does that generally mean an egg is in it or do they put RJ in before and the egg is placed in the cell after? I found some cells like this and was wondering of I can expect a capped cell in a few days. Eyesight...
  13. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    This is a very simple question, that I already know has no simple answer. I've tried my hand at raising queens this season. My success rate isn't as high as I would like them to be, and my queens arn't as big and productive as I would like, but they are queens none the less. But in raising...
  14. Bee Forum
    New Beek question: I just cut some queen cells and wondered how to store the RJ? Do I scrape out the RJ or keep in the cell? Freeze? I really am clueless and can't find solid advice by googling.... I don't plan on grafting this year, but in the future I do. Is this even worth keeping for...
  15. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    2 (not entirely unrelated) questions. How do you collect royal jelly - I'm thinking suck it out with a syringe maybe? Third day after grafting? I'm considering giving double grafting a try. Only 24 hours after grafting there is already a significant amount of the wax queen cell built onto...
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