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How to do large numbers of queens in a season. Two very different approaches.

Ian Steppler presenting to the British Columbia Honey Producers Association


Michael Palmer at the National Honey Show


A major difference, Ian is just producing for use within his operation, Michael is also producing queens for sale. That tends to make a big difference in how you manage mating nucs etc. In one case, cells go into a nuc and are left there to grow out. In the other case, mating nucs are re-used as the season progresses.
 

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There are many books available and several of them are on my website:

Jay Smith raised a lot of queens as did Doolittle.

I raised a lot of them last year...
 

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Knisely, I have an extreme good Breeding stock: I’ve got pure Carnica, pure Buckfast and I’ve got proven VSH-queens, realy good material to work with.

My point is: I want to see/learn better methods for rearing large numbers of biggest queens with less work. Maybe there are methods I don’t know.....

Everybody thanks for your comments.
 
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